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Why the breakdown of the 9-5 job is making us lonelier

Why does nobody have spontaneous fun any more? You can blame the economists for this one, if you like. Specifically, blame the Soviet economist Yuri Larin, who in May 1929 proposed the idea of nepreryvka, the “continuous work week”. At the time, most peop

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Cautionary Tales – When Stalin killed the weekend

What if you could never have the same day off as your friends and family? Would you quit your job? What if it was the murderous dictator Joseph Stalin giving you the order? The Soviet Union wanted its factories to run every day, all year long. And so in 1

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Investors may still be underestimating how inflation is cooling

The period of rapidly rising prices is retreating in the rear-view mirror

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China’s debt isn’t the problem

It is a symptom of the problem

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