Ed Conway is the Economics and Data Editor of Sky News. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book on Bretton Woods, The Summit: The Biggest Battle of the Second World War - Fought Behind Closed Doors (Little, Brown, 2014) and the bestselling 50 Economics Ideas You Really Need to Know (Quercus, 2009). He is a regular columnist for The Times and Sunday Times and has won numerous awards for his television and newspaper journalism, among them the 2018 Wincott Foundation Journalist of the Year Award. Ed studied at Pembroke College, Oxford and the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where he was a Fulbright scholar and a Shorenstein Scholar.
Sand, salt, iron, copper, oil, and lithium. These fundamental materials have created empires, razed civilizations, and fed our ingenuity and greed for thousands of years. Without them, our modern world would not exist, and the battle to control them will ...[SEE MORE]