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Supply-chain fragility

‘Without a comprehensive deal, food shortages after Brexit will be far more severe than anything seen during the pandemic’

Home economics

‘Working from home, previously often seen as a luxury to which not many workers had the right, has suddenly become the new normal. With workers across sectors grappling to be productive in the face of the new challenges, the impacts of the new work model are beginning to crystallise’

A European tragedy

‘No frightened rabbit could be more petrified than the European Union, for the Covid-19 crisis has hammered all its weakest points: its democratic deficit, the fragility of its solidarity, and—most dangerous of all—the inherent faults in its financial and economic structure’

Social democracy will struggle to retain political relevance

‘Parties of the Left may move back towards the political centre, but they will need a much better story to tell on the economy’

Our system is awash with debt. Austrian-school economics explains why

‘Money creation is not neutral. It is a massive transfer of wealth from the efficient sectors, savers and real wages to the indebted and the inefficient sectors’

The myth of ‘meritocracy’

‘Merit' is a sham — paths that used to be available for the middle class have become blocked, and the gap between the one per cent and the rest is ever-widening

Financial flaws

‘You do not have to be a radical socialist to admit that since the financial crisis capitalism has failed to deliver the goods’

The £350 million wasn’t a lie — here’s why

‘Was the £350 million claim really a lie? Has our probable future Prime Minister indulged in tabloid-level mendacity?’

The Bocconi boys take on Keynes

‘If the Bocconi boys’ work is correct, three generations of macroeconomic textbooks should be binned and the fiscalist element in Keynesianism has become intellectual junk’

Debates that never die

‘The Brexit shambles could have been largely avoided if there had been from June 2016 a government which — unlike Theresa May’s — was 100 per committed to taking Britain out of the EU’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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