Paul Ormerod and Gerard Lyons

Dr Gerard Lyons is chief economic strategist at Netwealth and Paul Ormerod is a visiting professor in computer science at University College, London

Why Sage needs economists

We do not need any further lockdown now and it should only be contemplated in the future as a last resort. The economic case against lockdowns and severe government restrictions is strong. It is based on two key factors, one of which is continuously overlooked in the present debate. Yet, if we are to learn