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Putin’s survival plan is lies and violence

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

From the blogs

Instead of women with no clothes, internet stuck on some clothes with no woman
– Mohamed El-Erian
If technological progress is reshaping the economy then why is productivity growth so low?
– Andrew McAfee
Walmart shows how higher wages can be good for business
– Adam Posen
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

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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

The Extreme Centre: A Warning’, by Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali’s ‘The Extreme Centre’ can be read as an examination of the frustrations of the left

Antonello Fava, Italian coastguard

The lieutenant has saved hundreds of migrants from sea

We expect too much of the new masters of the universe

By acting as instruments of government policy, central banks are straying from their own dominion into political territory, writes Andrew Sentance

London’s green spaces need protection

The Royal Parks are under threat from tawdry commercialism and we should protest, writes Jane Owen

A better way to react at bonus time

That’s, Not and Enough are the only words you need, writes Daniel Davies

Leading New Yorkers are losing their cool

Native sons Rudolph Giuliani and Bill O’Reilly are forgetting the city standard

Victor Watson, ‘Monopoly Man’, 1928-2015

Master of the popular boardgame who twice trounced Maxwell

The tech industry and its problem with women

Women are under-represented, sidelined for promotion and regularly exposed to inappropriate behaviour



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