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Significantly speaking

Stephen Ziliak has spent much of his illustrious career in economics examining the significance of significance – that is the statistical test of significance. It turns out how this test …

A New Leaf

Bots and bell ringing


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Fuck You

How do you win the votes of the duckers, divers and the insecure? I live in affluent West London and ran my own hedge fund business that profited from seeing …

Global calories

Here & Now

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You don’t count

Opaque reporting in company accounts is not in the public interest says Richard Murphy. The failings of accounting have been afforded much attention of late. This has been actively appropriate. …

Workers byte back


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Nordhaus’s Nobel Prize is safe but the World isn’t

An economic analysis that won the highest of accolades and spawned influential followers has sharpened the threat from climate change, says Steve Keen. One of the provisions of the Nobel …

Save our bacon

Growing pains

Hard stuff

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Vegan cheese: you may scof

An alternative to Somerset’s finest fromage, untainted by animal products, promised to open the way for vegetarians to go the whole hog into vegan eating. Jonathan Chenoweth tells how he …

The triumph of Trumpism


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Range of electric and hybrid cars for sale in EU to triple by 2021

European car buyers will have 214 electric and plug-in hybrid models to choose from as carmakers race to capitalise on demand European car buyers will soon have a wealth of …

Past Events

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Is a Green New Deal the answer?

Since the idea of a Green New Deal was taken up by the newly elected, social media savvy US congress woman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez known as AOC, it has generated a …

Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business

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