01 June 2021
One issue is dominating discussion of the major economies—inflation. This has to do with both reality and fear.
25 May 2021
There was never any doubt that the giant Israeli military machine could inflict terrible death and devastation on Gaza.
04 May 2021
Is neoliberalism over? This is what many of its defenders are beginning to fear. Chris Giles, the economics editor of the Financial Times, recently lamented, “The left is winning the economic battle of ideas.”
27 April 2021
The most interesting thing about the Tory sleaze scandal is not the Boris Johnson vs Dominic Cummings grudge match, enjoyable though that is. Everyone knows these are two thoroughly unscrupulous and unpleasant individuals.
13 April 2021
The Tory government’s Police and Crime Bill is a very nasty attack on civil liberties. But it’s not an aberration.
08 March 2021
Everyone is talking about debt. This is mainly because of the enormous amounts governments are borrowing to cover extra spending in responding to the pandemic.
16 February 2021
Is world history going into reverse? The great historian Fernand Braudel argued that the modern capitalist world economy always has had a city at its centre, starting in the later Middle Ages with Venice.