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China’s economy will not overtake the US until 2060, if ever

The consensus that Beijing can achieve whatever target it sets ignores the pace of slowdown in recent years 

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Cautionary Conversations – The Conspiracy Theorist Who Changed His Mind

The Cautionary Tales Halloween special is coming next week; while you wait, the wonderful David McRaney talks to me about his new book How Minds Change (UK AMZ BKSHP) (US AMZ BKSHP), and the conspiracy theorist who changed his mind.

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How much money will actually make you happy?

When I was a student, a friend of mine fantasised about earning £100 a day. It felt like an incomprehensibly large sum of money; he simply could not conceive of spending enough to exhaust such riches. This was almost 30 years ago — the equivalent fantasy

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Investing to beat the inflation monster

Look for value in unloved sectors such as carmaking

logo.png  By NB  Oct 21, 2022