Economy

The longer lockdown continues, the more imperilled we become

4 April 2020 9:00 am

Comically, Chinese Communist party officials have speculated that Covid-19 was planted by the US army. Yet a respectable conspiracy theorist…

Coronomics: Ordinary remedies won’t be enough for a surreal crash

4 April 2020 9:00 am

The crash is surreal – and ordinary remedies won’t be enough

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How will the world be changed by the war against coronavirus?

3 April 2020 4:06 am

The world as we have known it for the past 40 years has come to a stop. We have a…

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Donald Trump’s wishful Easter deadline is a trap for Democrats

26 March 2020 2:28 am

Will the stimulus stimulate? Donald Trump, who seems to have had nothing to do with the actual formation of the…

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Are you feeling stimulated?

26 March 2020 2:06 am

Well, at least this isn’t socialism for the rich. The Trump administration’s gargantuan stimulus package — the third in response…

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Consider the costs

22 March 2020 9:33 pm

Less than 24 hours after California governor Gavin Newsom closed ‘non-essential’ businesses and ordered Californians to stay inside to avoid…

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Coronavirus keeps the spotlight on Trump and away from Joe Biden

21 March 2020 6:17 am

Well, well, well. There was former White House press secretary Sean Spicer at today’s press conference in a new incarnation…

Rishi Sunak’s wartime economy

21 March 2020 5:15 am

At least no one can say it isn’t bold. The United States is fiddling around with some possible cuts to…

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How coronavirus could kill conservatism

21 March 2020 12:29 am

‘No corporate bailouts,’ says Michigan Rep. Justin Amash as lawmakers debate an economic stimulus package in response to coronavirus. Washington…

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After the coronavirus, who wins the recovery?

20 March 2020 11:17 pm

We are living through a gruesome case study in the irrationality of elites. COVID-19 is a serious disease, but the…

Could freeports help ‘level up’ the north?

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Could freeports help ‘level up’ the north?

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Coronavirus’s first victim? Money

12 March 2020 7:34 am

The first victim of war, they say, is truth. The first victim of coronavirus, by contrast, is fiscal discipline. Yesterday,…

The post-Brexit bounce seems to have stuck, for now

22 February 2020 7:30 pm

The post-election economic bounce appears to be more than a fluke. Positive news came in waves this week, as data…

Britain is booming – despite Brexit

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

After the vote for Brexit, it was often said that our departure from the EU was most likely to harm…

Is a double-barrelled surname still posh?

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Lock, stock and double barrels In Rebecca Long Bailey, who sometimes hyphenates her name and sometimes doesn’t, the Labour party…

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What could go wrong for Donald Trump in 2020?

31 December 2019 5:23 am

What are the four things that can go blooey for President Trump in the next year? First, he can get…

We’ve just had the best decade in human history. Seriously

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Let nobody tell you that the second decade of the 21st century has been a bad time. We are living…

Letting China join the WTO was the worst decision the West ever made

21 September 2019 9:00 am

It’s not often that you come across a book that completely transforms your understanding of the world. Just recently I’ve…

Is Britain really heading for a Brexit recession?

9 August 2019 10:15 pm

The sense of excitement among some Remainers is almost palpable. Finally – after three years of waiting – a quarter…

Could a global recession be around the corner?

8 June 2019 9:00 am

How can a new incumbent of No. 10 survive without a majority and with Brexit to solve? It defies the imagination.…

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A booming economy makes Trump look wiser than his detractors

4 May 2019 5:47 am

What delicious reading it makes going back over Paul Krugman’s missive in the New York Times on the morning after…

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The joy of a Greek summer

8 September 2018 9:00 am

Some jerk know-nothing writes in an unreadable American newspaper that Greece is back — Athens, actually. He would, he’s an…

The City still leads the financial world but faces a fight on all fronts

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Should we place faith in a survey, conducted in June but published this week, that says London is still the…

Brexit is already hurting growth – and George Osborne won’t mind a bit

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Has the shadow of Brexit already cost us a slice of GDP — and if so, is it a blip…

Donald Trump's angry America

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Welcome to Trump’s America, where greed is great and viciousness beautiful