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What Mystic Meg can teach economists about forecasting

Economist Ezra Solomon once quipped that “the only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable”. I’m not sure if the astrologer “Mystic Meg” was ever respectable, but she was certainly much loved. “Britain’s most famous astrolog

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Beijing’s rise leaves Paris Club of creditors struggling to find forum

Breaking the debt deadlock will require China to adopt a more collegial approach

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Cautionary Tales – the true scandal of Lydia E. Pinkham’s vegetable compound

It could cure almost any ‘female ailment’ – even cancer – said the adverts. But Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound was, in fact, just a concoction of herbs and alcohol of no proven medicinal merit. That didn’t stop despera

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Debt deadlock

This series examines why countries in economic distress are struggling to move forward

logo.png  By NB  Apr 15, 2023