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Tragically speaking

George DeMartino is not your everyday academic economist. Over the past ten years and more he has campaigned for the economics profession, as he calls it, to have a code …

On being an inspiration

Drowning in silence


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How to clean up in a trickle down

Professor Bastion gets Trussed up as she witnesses opportunities in Kiev. When I heard the new PM’s words, “I am willing to be unpopular”, I felt goosebumps.  At last an …

Whose news?

Here & Now

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No shortage of profit

Semiconductor firms cash in with a collective old block on chips. Chris Mouré explains. Over the past year, looking into the business of semiconductors, I examined the historical relationships between …

Radical moves


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India’s age concern 

One of India’s greatest assets is youth. Jayan Jose Thomas calls for changes in established thinking to harness its potential. India, like many South Asian countries, has a young population. …

As real as it gets

Roadblock or drive-through?

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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Bitcoin in crosshairs as EU goes after non-green crypto

The EU wants to shame the world of crypto into greener practices — and Bitcoin is first in line. The world’s most popular crypto will likely fall under a scheme …

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