Will Hutton


Will Hutton

Will Hutton (born 1950) is a British writer, weekly columnist and former editor-in-chief for "The Observer" in London and currently Chief Executive of The Work Foundation (formerly the Industrial Society). The analysis in his books is characterised by a support for the European Union and its potential, alongside a disdain for what he calls American conservatism – defined, among other factors, as a certain attitude to markets, property and the social contract. In 1992, he won the What The Papers Say award for Political Journalist of the Year.

Hutton joined The Work Foundation as chief executive in 2000 when it was named the Industrial Society. [http://www.trainingjournal.co.uk/abstract/2001/20401.htm] As well as a columnist, author and Chief Executive, he is a governor of London School of Economics, a visiting professor at the University of Manchester Business School and Bristol University, a visiting fellow at Mansfield College Oxford, a trustee of the Scott Trust that owns the Guardian Media Group, rapporteur of the Kok Group and a member of the Design Council's Millennium Commission. [http://www.theworkfoundation.com/aboutus/leadership.jsp#Hutton]

Hutton studied at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School, where he was introduced to A level economics by a teacher Garth Pinkney. After studying Sociology and Economics at Bristol University [ [http://www.newstatesman.com/199905310016] ] , he started his career as an equity salesman for a stock broker, before leaving to study for a MBA. He moved on to work in TV and radio, spending ten years with the BBC, including working as economics correspondent for "Newsnight" from 1983 to 1988. He spent four years as editor-in-chief at "The Observer" and director of the Guardian National Newspapers before joining the Industrial Society, now known as The Work Foundation.

As an author, his best known and most influential works are "The State We're In" (an economic and political look at Britain in the 1990s from a social democratic point of view) and "The World We're In" (where he expanded his focus to the relationship between the United States and Europe, emphasising cultural and social differences between the two blocs).

Hutton's most recent book "The Writing On The Wall' was released in the UK in January 2007. The book examines Western concerns and responses to the rise of China and the emerging global division of labour, and argues that the Chinese economy is running up against a set of increasingly unsustainable contradictions that could have a damaging universal fallout. On February 18, 2007, Hutton was a featured guest in BBC's "Have Your Say" programme discussing the implications of China's growth.

Hutton is married. He is a keen windsurfer, and has competed in several poker tournaments

Bibliography

*"The Writing On The Wall China and the West in the 21st Century (2007) ISBN 978-0-316-73018-1
*"Trust: From Socrates to Spin" (2004) Kieron O'Hara, Will Hutton (introduction) ISBN 1-84046-531-X
*"A Declaration of Interdependence: Why America Should Join the World" (2003) ISBN 0-393-05725-9 [http://www.wwnorton.com/catalog/spring03/005725.htm]
*"The World We're In" (2002) ISBN 0-316-85871-4
*"Global Capitalism" (2000) Will Hutton (editor), Anthony Giddens (editor) ISBN 1-56584-648-6
*"On the Edge: Essays on a Runaway World" (2000) Anthony Giddens (editor), Will Hutton (editor) ISBN 0-224-05937-8
*"The Stakeholding Society: Writings on Politics and Economics" (1998) ISBN 0-7456-2078-7
*"The State to Come" (1997) ISBN 0-09-977881-5
*"The State We're in: Why Britain Is in Crisis and How to Overcome It" (1995) ISBN 0-224-03688-2
*"The Revolution That Never Was: An Assessment of Keynesian Economics" (1986) ISBN 0-582-29603-X

External links

* [http://uc.princeton.edu/main/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1889&Itemid=1| "China and the West in the 21st Century"] . 1 June 2007 Speech at the Australian National University.
* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Archive/0,5673,-34,00.html "The Observer" columns by Will Hutton]
* [http://www.hkbs.org.uk/List_of_Patrons/Will_Hutton/will_hutton.html List of patrons of Helena Kennedy Bursary Scheme: Will Hutton]


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