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  1. March 4, 2014

    Man-made meat will nourish the body and soul

    When Herbert Hoover ran for president in 1928, one of his campaign slogans appealed to American stomachs: “Republican...

  2. February 2, 2012

    End this masochism in economic policymaking

    Herbert Hoover, you were right. That is the consensus of all right-thinking people on UK fiscal policy. This view, as my...

  1. September 13, 2011

    Do not follow Hoover, but understand the proper reasons

    From Mr Geoffry Smith. Sir, Trevor Greetham (Letters, September 7) recommends Wolfgang Schäuble not to follow in the...

  2. August 18, 2011

    Orthodox methods cured ‘short depression’ of 1920-21

    From Prof Emeritus D.R. Myddelton. Sir, In today’s difficult economic conditions, reference is once again being made to the...

  3. November 30, 2010

    Will the euro be a ‘noble experiment’?

    Good intentions: Herbert Hoover From Mr Peter D. Huggins. Sir, To console the disappointed zealots, US president Herbert...

  4. October 5, 2010

    Shooting blanks on wireless policy

    US regulators are designating that unused TV channels be made available for low-power wireless devices. The move – pushed by...

  5. July 19, 2010

    Today’s Keynesians have learnt nothing

    To those of us who first encountered the dismal science of economics in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the current debate...

  6. June 16, 2010

    Why plans for early fiscal tightening carry global risks

    Yet again, we hear the cry of the old economic religion: repent before it is too late; the wages of fiscal sin is death. But...

  7. June 15, 2010

    Why plans for early fiscal tightening carry global risks

    Yet again, we hear the cry of the old economic religion: repent before it is too late; the wages of fiscal sin is death. But...

  8. May 22, 2010

    The bad guys who are running short of friends

    President Herbert Hoover's allies called them "hyenas" and "crocodiles". The embattled chief executive of a lossmaking...

  9. Economists' Forum

    October 19, 2009

    Further reading

    From the FT: Goodbye, Macroeconomics – Eli Noam The travesty of the commons – Christopher Caldwell on the field of Nobel...

  10. August 27, 2009

    Obama can afford to take a hit now

    Jurek Martin: I'm a political, not an economics, junkie but I do understand one thing about the connection between the two....

  11. April 4, 2009

    Take heed from the G20's emerging focus

    The Great Depression gave us a good scale on which to judge the success of economic summits. At one end of the scale was...

  12. April 3, 2009

    G20 takes a large leaf out of Bretton Woods

    The Great Depression gave us a good scale on which to judge the success of economic summits. At one end of the scale was...

  13. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2009

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Why size matters. - The safest job in America. - Manning the barricades. - The G20 and fudged...

  14. March 26, 2009

    Long legacy of the 'greatest ever swindler'

    Memo to Bernard Madoff: do not pick up The Match King in the prison library. Inmate No 61727-054 may have time on his hands...

  15. March 26, 2009

    The ‘greatest ever swindler’

    The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, The Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals By Frank Partnoy PublicAffairs...

  16. March 11, 2009

    Why the G20 must focus on sustaining demand

    The summit of the Group of 20 leading advanced and emerging countries in London on April 2 2009 will fail. Its members are...

  17. Economists' Forum

    March 11, 2009

    Why the G20 must focus on sustaining demand

    The summit of the Group of 20 leading advanced and emerging countries in London on April 2 2009 will fail. Its members are...

  18. March 10, 2009

    Why the G20 must focus on sustaining demand

    The summit of the Group of 20 leading advanced and emerging countries in London on April 2 2009 will fail. Its members are...

  19. March 2, 2009

    Selling the gospel of rigidity to the US is going to take considerable effort

    From Mr Robert Earley. Sir, Late in 1929, Herbert Hoover gathered a collection of business luminaries in the White House and...

  20. January 14, 2009

    Art of inaction

    In an interview with the Financial Times this week David Cameron, the Tory leader, accused Gordon Brown, the prime...

  21. January 8, 2009

    Projections make it harder to sell new president's package

    The bond markets did not appear too shocked by yesterday's dramatically higher US budget deficit numbers, but the political...

  22. December 16, 2008

    White House ponders strings to Detroit loans

    Democrats and Republicans are trading accusations over the failure last week of talks to help the US car industry, in a...

  23. December 16, 2008

    White House aid for Detroit would have tough terms

    Democrats and Republicans are trading accusations over the failure last week of negotiations to help the US car industry,...

  24. December 16, 2008

    White House aid likely to set tough terms on Detroit

    Democrats and Republicans are trading accusations over the failure last week of talks to help the US car industry, in a...

  25. December 15, 2008

    White House to set tough terms on Detroit aid

    Democrats and Republicans are trading accusations over the failure last week of talks to help the US car industry, in a...

  26. December 5, 2008

    Richardson’s opportunity

    As a political junkie, I am pretty good at Washington trivial pursuits but here is a question I asked myself the other day...

  27. November 15, 2008

    Obama conspicuous by absence at G20 meeting

    The closest any world leader will get to Barack Obama this weekend is if they meet Madeleine Albright and Jim Leach - the...

  28. November 14, 2008

    Obama’s absence puts Bush in focus

    The closest any world leader will get to Barack Obama this weekend is if they meet Madeleine Albright and Jim Leach – the...

  29. November 9, 2008

    Managing a tricky US transition

    The transition between US presidencies is a protracted affair, and awkward for both sides. With the economy crumpling, this...

  30. November 7, 2008

    What FDR can teach Obama

    In the US presidential election of 1932 Franklin Roosevelt’s campaign song was: “Happy Days Are Here Again”. He won. Four...

  31. November 6, 2008

    Black voters stick to path of pragmatism

    Dick Gregory, the black comedian, used to have a delicious politically incorrect joke back in the 1960s. "They always ask...

  32. November 6, 2008

    Black voters stick to path of pragmatism

    Dick Gregory, the black comedian, used to have a delicious politically incorrect joke back in the 1960s. "They always ask...

  33. November 5, 2008

    Black voters stick to path of pragmatism

    Dick Gregory, the black comedian, used to have a delicious politically incorrect joke back in the 1960s. “They always ask me...

  34. November 1, 2008

    Why America has a staggering capacity for change

    America never knows for sure what it is going to get in its next president. It can look back and give thanks that George...

  35. October 31, 2008

    America’s staggering capacity for change

    America never knows for sure what it is going to get in its next president. It can look back and give thanks that George...

  36. October 31, 2008

    Perilous transition

    Compounding the challenges facing the next US president is the transition from the old administration to the new. This is no...

  37. October 16, 2008

    We need to guard against destructive creation

    It seems clear that the current financial crisis, terrifying though it is in its dimensions, will not be allowed to turn...

  38. October 6, 2008

    Out of the Blue

    Out of the Blue: On Fishing at Sea By Chris Yates Hamish Hamilton £14.99 200 pages FT Bookshop price: £11.99 Herbert Hoover...

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