Skip to main content

Nick Butler

Nick Butler

4 commentaries

Nick Butler, a visiting professor at King’s College London, is Founding Chair of the King’s Policy Institute and Chair of Promus Associates.

Sort by: Show:
  1. The State Is Taking Back Energy
    butler4_ Sean Gallup/Getty Images Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Oct 6, 2022 Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.

  2. Can Nuclear Energy Come Back from the Grave?
    butler3_ CHARLY TRIBALLEAUAFP via Getty Images_flamabille nuclear CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images

    Can Nuclear Energy Come Back from the Grave?

    Jun 8, 2022 Nick Butler thinks the Ukraine war and high natural-gas prices could trigger a renaissance for the industry.

  3. Will America Become the Saudi Arabia of Natural Gas?
    butler2_George RoseGetty Images_lng in the us George Rose/Getty Images

    Will America Become the Saudi Arabia of Natural Gas?

    Apr 14, 2022 Nick Butler highlights the obstacles to the United States’ becoming the world’s supplier of last resort.

  4. Putin's War and World Energy
    butler1_Igor Russakpicture alliance via Getty Images_russia gas war Igor Russakpicture alliance via Getty Images
    Free to read

    Putin's War and World Energy

    Mar 8, 2022 Nick Butler considers what the corporate exodus from Russia will mean for a sector at the heart of the global economy.

  1. rogoff231_Tom WilliamsCQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images_ftxbankman-fried Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

    Will Crypto Survive?

    Kenneth Rogoff assesses the strategies regulators could adopt in the aftermath of the FTX debacle.
  2. spence156_SAUL LOEBAFP via Getty Images_bidenxi Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

    Done With Deglobalization?

    Michael Spence sees reason to hope that the scales may soon tip back from international confrontation to cooperation.
  3. velasco131_Chris McGrathGetty Images_bitcoin Chris McGrath/Getty Images

    The Unbearable Uselessness of Crypto

    Andrés Velasco explains why FTX's collapse should sink a hyped-up lie bobbing on an ocean of libertarian technobabble.
  4. sinn107_Sean GallupGetty Images_germanyenergycoal Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    Is Germany Sick Again?

    Hans-Werner Sinn pours cold water on the fantasy that European economies can weather gas shortages with minimal pain.
  5. op_stiglitz6_Anna MoneymakerGetty Images_USabortionprotest Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

    America's Silent Progressive Majority

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Now that the American electorate appears to have rejected Republican extremism, many will argue that US President Joe Biden and the Democrats should tack right to capture centrist voters. But this would be a mistake, given where voters' preferences increasingly lie.

    considers what the midterm election results indicate about voters' real priorities.
  6. jlevy2_Geo. P. Hall & SonThe New York Historical SocietyGetty Images_railroad Geo. P. Hall & Son/The New York Historical Society/Getty Images

    Big Tech Gets Derailed

    Jonathan Levy traces the origins of the sector's recent turmoil to the nineteenth-century rise of the corporation.
  7. BQ – West Give in to Russia NurPhoto / Contributor via Getty Images

    Will the West Give in to Russia?

    From soaring inflation to a deepening energy crisis, the United States and Europe are facing no shortage of economic challenges, and Russia’s war against Ukraine – and the sanctions imposed in response to it – bears much of the blame. As Russia launches new rounds of missile attacks, we asked PS commentators what the West should be doing for Ukraine – and how likely it is to do it.

  8. varoufakis97_SAMUEL CORUMAFP via Getty Images_musktwitter Samuel Corum/AFP via Getty Images

    The Techno-Feudal Method to Musk’s Twitter Madness

    Yanis Varoufakis explains that the issue is neither vanity nor public service, but rather the need to acquire cloud capital.
  9. tmeyer2_Drew AngererGetty Images_supremecourtclimateprotest Drew Angerer/Getty Images

    The Case for Mandating Climate-Risk Disclosure

    Timothy Meyer, et al. defend the legal and economic justification for the US Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed new rule.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.