My third and final wish is for the restoration of common sense in politics. The political revolutions of 2016 (Brexit, Trump election) swung the pendulum in political economy away from the ‘Washington consensus’. The Washington consensus, which dominated post-war economic policy making, was based on a belief that if countries pursued sound macroeconomic policies, including fiscal responsibility and low inflation, opened themselves to trade, capital flows and immigration, committed themselves to global institutions that aimed to achieve common economic, financial, developmental and security objectives (EU, NAFTA, WTO, IMF, World Bank, UN, cooperative response to climate change), then global and national welfare would be enhanced. The populist backlash of recent years has dislodged belief in the Washington consensus and in its respective institutions. Yet their underlying rationale remains valid, namely that free markets, accompanied by prudent economic and regulatory policies, and shared global objectives, serve mankind best. If nothing else, the evidence is represented by the hundreds of millions lifted out of abject poverty since 1989 as China, India and other emerging economies have joined the global economy. Admittedly, it is ambitious to wish an instantaneous ‘back to the future’, but perhaps 2018 will be the year the pendulum begins is swing back in the direction of orthodox sanity.