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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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In black and white

I benefit from multiple privileges. White? Tick. Male? Tick. Posh? Tick and so on. In fact the world is largely designed by people like me for people like me. My …

Pot, porn and praise the Lord

Banking off road

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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The point of no return

The disintegration of growth is irreversible. Roxana Bobulescu explains. I was born in Romania in 1972 when athe country was a socialist republic. It was the year of the Meadows …

Dependency issues

The human touch

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 scoff


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Coop green investment bill blocked by government

The government’s refusal to support proposals to increase the spending power of cooperatives was a “missed opportunity” for the green recovery, according to the MP who promoted it. Labour MP …

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