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The Financial Times does what?

Simon Gibbs has an excellent article pointing out a ‘media worthy’ story that the media probably will not cover. Short version: the 2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year award has gone to a book ripped into tiny bleeding shreds previously in… the Financial Times.

And lets not forget Piketty and the Shoe Event Horizon!

8 comments to The Financial Times does what?

  • Thanks Perry, when it got down voted on Reddit Libertarian I thought I was barking up the wrong tree.

    Yes it is a bloody stupid state of affairs for the FT to contradict itself so thoroughly. It’s not as if the people involved are the editor and a lowly grunt with no by-line, its the editor and the economics editor, and it’s one of the economics editor’s biggest stories too.

    As Paul Marks has already said, it’s not because they think Capital was a good book.

  • Reddit is a waste of time. The signal to noise ratio is appalling.

  • Michael Jennings

    I don’t think it is a terrible decision for a newspaper to contradict itself. Different articles, reviews, opinions etc in the same newspaper are the opinions of different people, and there is no need to pretend otherwise.

    On the other hand, giving a “Business book of the year award” to that terrible book is ludicrous.

  • Eric

    Reddit is a waste of time. The signal to noise ratio is appalling.

    The comments are certainly a wasted of time – if you write something that wouldn’t be acceptable in a university faculty lounge you’ll get downvoted to oblivion. But if you have a narrow interest of some sort it doesn’t make a bad news aggregator.

  • @Michael: I respect the idea of packaging up different views, fine, but giving the award when an important story from a senior member of staff suggests you shouldn’t? That is going out of your way.

  • Johanthan Pearce

    glad to have alerted Simon Gibbs to this steaming pile of a press release. Great article from him.

  • Paul Marks

    I have commented on this several times – I do not want to bore people by repeating what I have already said.

  • Mr Ed

    Are you electing to bore people by saying nothing?