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Interview: Wolfram Elsner – Chinese walls are invisible – Transcript

The Mint: Good evening, Wolfram, and thank you very much for joining us and speaking to The Mint this evening. Wolfram Elsner: Good evening, Henry. The Mint: I’d love to …


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Interview: John Perkins – Mystically speaking

John Perkins was a self-confessed economic hit man. He had his damascene conversion in the rainforests of the Amazon in conversation with shamans. As a result he has written extensively …

Isolated incidents

Accentuate the positive

Here & Now

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Fake news (the emperor’s old clothes)

Tom London tells how self-aggrandisement, warmongering and bribing the population was a feature of national leadership millennia before any president. Like the Fascist dictator Mussolini, evoking the Roman Empire, and …

Shorn of the debt

Down to size


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WINIR takes all

David Gindis and Francesca Gagliardi tell how scholars in many disciplines and from many nations are joining in dialogue to promote the study of the stuff of social and economic …

Water sports

The lie of the land

Hard stuff

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Why we should abandon GDP

Gross Domestic Product is the most popular and useless quantity in economics say Erald Kolasi and Blair Fix. For all that it purports to say, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fails …

Hardcore Peripheries

Vegan cheese: you may scof


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Coronavirus may trigger debt emergency across Africa, new study finds

Many African countries could default on debt payments due to increasing repayment costs, precipitated by weak currencies, a ripple effect of the pandemic. But it may also spark digitalization across …

Past Events

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The Digital Economy: a Covid Winner but for whom?

During lockdown, the digital economy has been essential and has boomed. But are private network monopolies in the public interest? The early 1900s saw the first attempt to challenge the …

Sabotage and Covid-19

Long Reads

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Taking sides

Nicholas Gruen questions the value of competition and proposes a new frontier for political and economic reform. Since Adam Smith, economists have marvelled at competition’s capacity to improve our world …

Industrial policy, then and now

The space between us