Mrs May’s axiomatic definition reassured many after the referendum. For some it was a clear statement of a withdrawal from Europe and all its works, for some it was a democrat’s recognition of the will of the people, and for some there was room for hope about how terms would be agreed. 626 more words
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Before continuing, let me say that in some ways I regret that this post is grouped in the category, “Politics and Economics,” because the central thesis is that we need to remove political labels from legitimate economic tools. 495 more words
Robert Gordon’s Rise and Fall of American Growth describes how economists grapple with the economic impacts of new technologies. Gordon’s history reviews aspects of the last 150 years, as technology transformed the US economy, explaining the challenges of accounting for what can be incomparable technologies. 468 more words
Yanis Varoufakis, Ralph Nader, Tim Barker, Donna Murch and Simon Schama, interviewed by Christopher Lydon.
“SHENZHEN, China — In a one-man war room in his apartment, a laid-off Walmart employee named Wang Shishu was tapping out a message on his phone to a group of workers and plotting his next move. 81 more words