|Born||Benjamin Charles Miles
1 November 1966
Wimbledon, London, England
|Spouse(s)||Emily Raymond (three children)|
Economists largely confine themselves to three key factors – capital, labor and productivity – when explaining how and why a country grows.
English history turned on Henry VIII and his desires, his whims almost. And it was down to Cromwell to make those desires happen. He was the guy that fixed it. He was also the guy that eased Henry's conscience. Because Henry VIII had an enormous, tender conscience and great theological knowledge.
My worst job ever, this was when I was a kid, was picking potatoes on the back of a trailer in March. It was freezing, absolutely freezing. We had to sort the good ones from the bad ones. Once you do that for a day in March in the north of England, it makes you think there must be better jobs than this!