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America’s no-good Tai-Lighthizer consensus

Bipartisanship is not a good thing in itself. We should not mistake process for substance

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Soaring olive oil prices hurt sales of ‘liquid gold’ in Mediterranean heartland

Poor harvests hitting production have forced up the cost of key ingredient

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US inflation edges down as Democrats fret over Biden

Also in this newsletter: UK growth revised upwards, France readies for election, science round-up

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Shakespeare’s forgotten legacy: hyperbolic numbers

There is a theory that Shakespeare was an accountant. How else to explain the detailed use of bookkeeping metaphors in his writing? “We shall not spend a large expense of time/ Before we reckon with your several loves,” declares Malcolm in Macbeth, “And m

logo.png  By NB  Jun 28, 2024