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What Rishi Sunak got wrong about maths

As a professional nerd, I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve been asked what I think of Rishi Sunak’s enthusiasm for maths. It’s hard to know quite what to say. I agree with much of what Sunak said in his speech last month singing the praises of nu

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‘Degrowth’ starts to move in from Europe’s policy fringes

Unorthodox economic ideas are finding a mainstream audience as climate change bites

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Emerging markets warned against swift rate cuts until inflation is under control

Fuel and food costs ease in central Europe and Latin America but core price pressures upset plans to kick-start growth

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Why we shouldn’t hold referendums

Citizens of democracies can be ill-informed and inconsistent, and this often feels like a tragedy or even a crisis. Occasionally, however, one reads something so absurd that it would take a heart of stone not to laugh. Consider a recent survey conducted b

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