Dominic Cummings, special adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, attracted controversy with his recruitment blog for “assorted weirdos” to join the administration. Photo: Bloomberg Dominic Cummings, special adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, attracted controversy with his recruitment blog for “assorted weirdos” to join the administration. Photo: Bloomberg
Dominic Cummings, special adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, attracted controversy with his recruitment blog for “assorted weirdos” to join the administration. Photo: Bloomberg
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

Not just Brexit, but all of the world’s ‘wicked problems’ need creative solutions

  • A blog post by Boris Johnson’s chief adviser inviting ‘weirdos and misfits’ to get involved in government policymaking reflects a yearning in many societies for solutions to the intractable problems we face, such as inequality and climate change

Dominic Cummings, special adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, attracted controversy with his recruitment blog for “assorted weirdos” to join the administration. Photo: Bloomberg Dominic Cummings, special adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, attracted controversy with his recruitment blog for “assorted weirdos” to join the administration. Photo: Bloomberg
Dominic Cummings, special adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, attracted controversy with his recruitment blog for “assorted weirdos” to join the administration. Photo: Bloomberg
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Andrew Sheng

Andrew Sheng

Andrew Sheng is a former central banker and financial regulator, currently distinguished fellow at the Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong. He writes widely on Asian perspectives on global issues, with columns in Project Syndicate, Asia News Network and Caijing/Caixin magazines. His latest book is “Shadow Banking in China”, co-authored with Ng Chow Soon, published by Wiley.