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Riches and perils of the fossil-fuel age

If nations could agree a carbon tax, it would help create a more efficient, less polluting future

From the blogs

Nobody enjoys being on the receiving end of tougher competition, but incumbents’ worries may be misplaced
– The Exchange - Diane Coyle
Who will win as the borders of the Middle East are redrawn?
– Nick Butler
If technological progress is reshaping the economy then why is productivity growth so low?
– Andrew McAfee

Obama tests power of sanctions to limits

Economic penalties punish, but there is little evidence they change behaviour, writes Ian Bremmer

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Luddites are wrong about high-tech sector

If new technologies really cut jobs, we would all be out of work by now, writes Walter Isaacson

Sniff out the truth on migration data

The numbers may be useful for headline writers but they oversimplify a diverse set of components

A route to profit in the middle market

UK’s supermarkets show the key to success is to match a business’s position to its capabilities

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Unnerving history of the head transplant

Moral concerns are as great a barrier as surgical problems, writes Anjana Ahuja

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Putin’s survival plan is lies and violence

Russian president stirs nationalist paranoia that makes Nemtsov’s killing permissible

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Prime Minister David Cameron, British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband attend a Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at Central Hall Westminster on January 27, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Brits grouch but vote for more of the same

A ‘change’ election is unlikely as voters seem to want the country tweaked, not turned on its head

Corporates holding out against tax revolution

Smaller companies, which innovate and create jobs, carry an unfair share of the burden

Quixotic quest to unearth literary great

The final resting place of Cervantes has long been shrouded in mystery

Europe has run out of ideas

Joylessness in business and wage stagnation is due to a productivity slowdown, says Edmund Phelps

Public outrage could spur HSBC’s break-up

UK and Swiss banks under greater pressure than eurozone rivals because of their size against GDP

Who will bear losses when banks go wrong?

‘Bail-in’ framework puts investors at risk but much still unclear

Jesus García cannot save Chicago

Mayoral hopeful offers no fix for city’s fiscal ills

Nemtsov was casualty of a wider war

The EU must develop a strategy of integrating the former USSR, writes Grigory Yavlinsky

Britain takes dangerous risk with defence

UK’s credibility with Washington rests on a knife-edge, writes Michael Graydon

Kremlin and Nemtsov death

Politician’s killers have burnt the regime’s last bridges with its opponents, writes Sergei Guriev

What Mugabe’s birthday bash celebrates

Lavish party for Zimbabwe president belies poor state of economy, writes Petina Gappah

Europe puts future at risk playing safe

There exist perfectly rational reasons to op­pose membership both of the eurozone and the EU, writes Wolfgang Münchau

Setting the balance for bank regulation

Watchdogs have made their mark but do they need to lighten up? asks Jonathan Ford



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