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Bots and bell ringing

Richard Baldwin is a leading international expert and author on globalisation. In his most recent book, he writes about the coming age of “globotics”, an even more intense globalisation plus …

Open Season?

A hole in the heart


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Wishing on a star

Beware the simple solution. It could all end in tears. There was a period in history when the West’s international identity and institutions were strongly forged. This intense high-energy crucible …

The bull in China’s shop

Whiners and losers

Here & Now

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What is the China Shock?

China’s authoritarianism is steadily consuming the previously democratic Hong Kong trading hub. It has become fashionable to talk about the China shock – the disruption to the international trading system …

A sense of insecurity

Schools out


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Here We Go

Incheon towards the future: the city hosted 3,000 people for the 6th Wellbeing Forum. There is an international group of government officials labouring to make life better for people. Wellbeing …

Greece bears gifts

No time for losers

Hard stuff

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The triumph of Trumpism

Donald Trump’s ascent to the White House was cleared and paved by an ignored underclass with the support of more recently socially-demoted segments of US society. John Komlos maps the path. Donald Trump …

Out of the shadows


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How the NRA Profits From Divisive Politics

An investigation shows how the nonprofit NRA gives lavish gifts and contracts to board members and their families while losing millions of dollars of donor money each year. A deep …

Past Events

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Industrial Strategy for the Public Good

Since the Crash in 07/08, industrial strategy in the UK has seen a renaissance as a legitimate area for policy activity. It had been out of fashion since the 70s …

The Foundational Economy

Long Reads

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Industrial policy, then and now

Victoria Chick compares two texts on industrial strategy that are separated by 90 years and are worlds apart in their concern for the public good. Introduction After 40 years of …

The space between us