Economy

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?

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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…

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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…

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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…