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Fools and their money

Rosie Collington, with Mariana Mazzucato, are authors of a new book laying bare the world of consultancies and their clients. They argue that the consulting industry weakens our businesses, infantilises …

On the road to reality

Reclaim the right


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Banging the Qigong

Holistic philosophy of self-care, community and sustainability with razor wire is, it seems, the way forward. Thomas, my beloved husband, is giving me no peace with his chatter about the …

Small print writ large

Pecked to death

Here & Now

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All or nothing

Environmental, Social and Governance thinks it’s an adjective but tries to be a noun. Jason Miklian and John E. Katsos explain why it means so much more. Or less. Joe …

The Beijing sting

Another small step


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Murderous mimicry

This extract from Authenticity: Reclaiming Reality in a Counterfeit Culture by Alice Sherwood explores a tragic effect of information asymmetry. Malaria. Its epithet: the “unsurpassed scourge of humankind” is well …

Money talks

Nobbled in a noble cause

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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Europe sees inflation drop to 6.1%, but real relief for consumers will take months

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe’s inflation took a positive turn with a significant drop to 6.1%, but prices are still posing a pinch to shoppers who are yet to see …

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