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Big guy for the little guy

Tim Cowen is a campaigning barrister representing small businesses against the dominant players in digital. The Mint heard from him about the new international coordination of anti-trust action against the …

Tribes and tribulations

Lone interest

Columns

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Brake the bank

The Coppola Column How governments could weaponise digital banking against “undesirables.” And how to prevent it. In the past 50 years, financial services have changed beyond all recognition. Not just …

Blade runner 2021

Which way does digital point?

Festival for Change Finalists

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Period pain

Ankit on a community visit: “The womenfolk are mostly aware of sanitary pads but would never think about using them. The stigma is huge.” The return on investment in menstrual …

The weight of numbers

Bicycle peddling

The shock that planted an idea

Latest Posts

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Why Sri Lanka’s economy is in crisis

Colombo avoids a debt default, but it’s fast running out of money to pay for imports. Will the IMF provide a bailout? Sri Lanka’s finances are in a precarious state, …

Here & Now

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Zoom: the bigger picture

Should out of office be permanently on and other post-lockdown questions? Nick Skelton explains why digital isn’t the only pointer for the future. I’m an IT person by background but …

Don’t count on it

Horizon

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Space exploration

Data on land is vital but largely unavailable to organisations in the social economy, says Kate Swade. The UK social sector economy comprises myriad charities, social enterprises, cooperatives and grassroots …

Lose change 

Cross or nought

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

News

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Why Sri Lanka’s economy is in crisis

Colombo avoids a debt default, but it’s fast running out of money to pay for imports. Will the IMF provide a bailout? Sri Lanka’s finances are in a precarious state, …

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