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Inclusive banking – a teller’s tale

Tony learnt his trade in banks starting from the shop floor. He then decided he wanted to create a bank that helped small enterprises in Nigeria who were excluded by …

Neo expressionism?

A confluence of influence


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Inflation is a supply-side problem

When you damage the supply side of an economy, the result is inflation. This ought to be obvious. But forty years of monetarist orthodoxy seems to have rendered people unable …

Turning back the clock

The 70s? Not again.

Here & Now

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More is less

Mainstream politics has long proved resistant to the arguments of those who question the pursuit of unending economic growth. Richard McNeill Douglas suggests a treatment. It is fifty years since …

Economics rules – not OK

Farming carbon


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Roadblock or drive-through?

Canada’s bid to protect its democracy by corralling informal funding groups could have unintended outcomes counter to its aims. James Patriquin and Caroline Shenaz Hossein explain. Between 28 January and …

David never beats Goliath

Pensions get the green-lite

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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Jailed Australian economist testifies in secretive Myanmar trial

An Australian academic and economic adviser to Myanmar’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained after the military seized power last year, has testified in a military court …

Past Events

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Levelling up – will it turn Britain into a more equal country?

‘Levelling up’ is the nearest the Conservative Party has to a big idea and now it has just become a White Paper, which opens with the following words:   “Levelling …

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