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In the latest episode of Great Lives, Shaun Ley says he likes the “theatre” of politics. This helps explain many of the failings of political reporting. Mr Ley is...

Letter 2 from Argentina

Alejandro Rodrigues writes again from Argentina (previous post)"This  graph shows the evolution of peso denominated fixed income mutual funds. On Monday (after the elections) this funds suffered withdrawals...

Hoisted from the Archives: From 2007: Your One-Stop Shop for All Your 70th Anniversary...

Hoisted from the Archives: From 2007: Your One-Stop Shop for All Your 70th Anniversary Leftist Sectarian Polemic Blogging Needs https://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2007/03/your_onestop_sh.html: In anticipation of the 70th anniversary of the...

What’s it like to have lunch with a Nobel laureate?

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Will wages in emerging markets catch up with those in the UK?

by John Hawksworth Chief Economist Email +44 (0)7841 803665 by Mike Jakeman Senior Economist Email +44 (0)7841 803665 One of the benefits of globalisation to consumers in advanced economies has been that...

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Tweet… is from page 254 of Joseph Carens’s Spring 1987 Review of Politics paper,...
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