Economy

Is there anywhere visitors will be welcome this summer?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Do stock markets foretell the future while politicians fudge and economists mumble? No: share prices collectively have a life of…

How fast can Britain recover from its economic free-fall?

13 June 2020 1:08 am

Putting the UK into lockdown was only going to send growth in one direction: down. While today’s figures from the…

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America’s 2.5 million jobs miracle

6 June 2020 2:01 am

The US economy created 2.5 million jobs last month — the biggest monthly jobs gain since records began a century…

X days to save the economy!

23 May 2020 9:00 am

I wonder what the Labour party will use as its scare slogan at the next election? After all, the usual…

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Why are US shares performing so well when the economy isn’t?

22 May 2020 7:46 am

A staggering 20 million Americans lost their jobs in April and yet the US stock market had its best month…

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It isn’t necessarily the economy, stupid!

18 May 2020 7:59 pm

‘It’s the economy, stupid!’ With those now famous words, the Democratic strategist James Carville summarized the 1992 election between President…

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Stimulus squabble marks a return to politics as usual

17 May 2020 5:36 am

Who is the proposed new $3 trillion stimulus package designed to help? If enacted, the bill — which narrowly passed…

Letters: It’s not so easy to boycott Chinese goods

16 May 2020 9:00 am

Jobs for all Sir: Charles Bazlington championed Universal Basic Income in last week’s magazine (Letters, 9 May). It is welcome…

This is not a natural disaster, but a manmade one

16 May 2020 9:00 am

Should our future permit an occupation so frivolous, historians years from now will make a big mistake if they blame…

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Has coronavirus killed the Democrats’ healthcare referendum?

13 May 2020 8:48 am

Late last December, Democrats were heading into the homestretch of their presidential primary optimistic that although they faced an internal…

Why we’ll all be fleeing to Nigeria

9 May 2020 9:00 am

I keep thinking what I’ll do when we regain our liberty — and I picture that beer at the end…

Can we rely on a V-shaped recovery?

8 May 2020 12:01 am

Can the UK expect a V-shape recovery? The Bank of England has this morning published data revealing very deep V,…

How many 100th birthday cards does the Queen send?

2 May 2020 9:00 am

Multiplying by hundreds The Queen penned a personal 100th birthday message to Captain Tom Moore, who has raised money for…

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Dear politicians, life must go on

1 May 2020 9:35 pm

The worst day of my childhood was in 1995 when my father lost his job. He worked close by as…

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The changes to come in the post-COVID world order

29 April 2020 12:58 am

The Democrats are taking their stand on the coronavirus crisis in an untenable position. It is like building a defensive…

Could the Covid crisis be an economic opportunity for Brexit Britain?

24 April 2020 11:00 pm

Could the Covid crisis be an economic opportunity for Brexit Britain?

recovery

Trump walks the recovery tightrope

17 April 2020 8:21 am

President Trump’s decision to set the United States back on the path to work will be decried as mere politics,…

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Has Fauci has become the James Comey of the scientific community?

14 April 2020 9:15 am

Is the Trump White House fired up? Not exactly. White House spokesman Hogan Gidley tried to douse the speculation that…

At least some of the Chancellor’s promises are actually working

11 April 2020 9:00 am

The phrase ‘sharing economy’ was coined a decade or so ago to describe collaborative new business models made possible by…

country

The case for reopening the country now

10 April 2020 6:57 am

More and more people, I suspect, are padding about muttering lines from Psalm 13: ‘How long, O Lord,…How long must I…

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

world

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…