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Reading "Capital": Chapters 10, 11, and 12

LAST year Thomas Piketty, an economist at the Paris School of Economics and a renowned expert on global inequality, published a book titled "Capital in the Twenty-first Century"—in French. It was...

The spectre haunting San Francisco

YESTERDAY the New York Times ran a piece on a brewing rent crisis in America:For rent and utilities to be considered affordable, they are supposed to take up no more than 30 percent of a house...

This is not a game theory

TYLER COWEN quotes an article in the Financial Times:Michael Ben-Gad, a professor at London’s City University who has studied the credibility of long-term promises by governments, questions ...

The Greek miscalculation

REPUTATIONALLY speaking, the European Union has had better moments (though Russia is doing its best to restore the appeal of linkages to the west). Thanks to the crisis in the euro zone, many of th...

Interested in writing for us?

APPLICATIONS are invited for The Economist's 2014 Marjorie Deane internships. Financed by the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation, the awards are designed to provide work experience for ...

Reading "Capital": Chapters 7, 8, and 9

LAST year Thomas Piketty, an economist at the Paris School of Economics and a renowned expert on global inequality, published a book titled "Capital in the Twenty-first Century"—in French. It was...

No longer crawling

I RECENTLY noted that the evolution of emerging-market exchange rate regimes since the crises of the 1990s helped explain their relative robustness in the face of recent market turmoil. But I said ...

Revisiting original sin

WHEN the first whispers of Fed "tapering" set off a storm in emerging markets last year, there were lots of reasons to think a repeat of the emerging-market crises of the 1990s was not in the offin...

Interested in writing for us?

APPLICATIONS are invited for The Economist's 2014 Marjorie Deane internships. Financed by the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation, the awards are designed to provide work experience for ...

You can have any recovery you like, so long as it's mediocre

FOR several months data-watchers have scratched their heads and attempted to peer through winter-storm distorted figures for a glimpse at the underlying labour-market trend in America. Some reckone...