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    1. FT Alphaville

      August 8, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Paul Singer and his Argentina jersey. - Vice and the caliphate, part 1. - “Let’s say Ron Paul is...

    2. FT Alphaville

      April 24, 2013

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - What is KrugTron’s Blazing Sword? Japan. - The real problem for Scotland is that it will be...

    1. April 21, 2013

      Private lives of the monetary superheroes

      The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers And A World On Fire, by Neil Irwin, Penguin (RRP£25, RRP$29.95) More than five years...

    2. March 1, 2013

      Is the dollar as good as gold?

      Should we all worry about the outlook for the mighty American dollar? That is a question that many economists and market...

    3. FT Alphaville

      December 12, 2012

      Defending the Romans

      It’s Christmas. A time of year intrinsically linked to baby Jesus, a manger, some ancient wise men, choirs of angels and...

    4. December 11, 2012

      The Alamo looms for GOP and ANC

      It is no secret that the battles of Isandhlwana and The Little Bighorn are peas in the same pod. Their rolling terrain is...

    5. December 9, 2012

      The fiscal cliff could split the Republicans

      “We like this new President Obama,” said the liberal Chicago Sun Times last week. And well it might. In contrast to his...

    6. October 1, 2012

      Bernanke pushes back on QE3

      Low interest rates from the US Federal Reserve make it easier and not harder to cut the budget deficit, according to its...

    7. September 16, 2012

      Romney faces battle with Virginia libertarians

      Colin Mason and Mike Powell should be safe voters for Mitt Romney. The two friends, and co-owners of a video production...

    8. FT Long Short

      September 11, 2012

      Questioning QE

      Whether it likes it or not, the Federal Reserve has been pulled into the political thickets. The demand is for it to “do...

    9. September 5, 2012

      Virginia decision deals blow to Romney

      Mitt Romney’s prospects in the critical swing state of Virginia were complicated after the state’s board of elections ruled...

    10. August 30, 2012

      Why I will be staying at home on US election day

      If one looks at the polling data, about a third of Americans identify themselves as independents, belonging neither to the...

    11. August 29, 2012

      US voters asked to ‘trust Mitt’

      Mitt Romney was formally nominated by the Republican party to challenge Barack Obama in a presidential election that was...

    12. FT Alphaville

      August 24, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks followed US markets downwards on concerns US easing may not materialise,  and on growth in Europe and China....

    13. August 23, 2012

      Republicans eye return to gold standard

      The gold standard has returned to mainstream US politics for the first time in 30 years, with a “gold commission” set to...

    14. August 16, 2012

      Rand novel’s influence on Ryan fuels debate

      Twenty-five years ago, when Ronald Reagan nominated Alan Greenspan to replace Paul Volcker as chairman of the Federal...

    15. August 10, 2012

      Romney weighs convention choices

      Donald Trump, the real estate billionaire and ­reality television star who dallied with running for the White House in 2012,...

    16. July 18, 2012

      Weak data fail to dent US businesses

      Economic activity in the US “continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace in June and early July”, according to the...

    17. May 29, 2012

      Romney clinches presidential nomination

      Texas Republicans will vote again to elect a new senator after a strong Tea Party challenge and a crowded field denied David...

    18. May 14, 2012

      Paul to stop campaigning against Romney

      Ron Paul, the last of the major challengers to Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, said that he would...

    19. FT Alphaville

      May 10, 2012

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - If Facebook is worth $100bn, then Apple is worth $2.7tn. - There’s only one way this can end… -...

    20. Gavyn Davies

      May 7, 2012

      Are central banks creating the 'wrong' kind of money?

      Central bank balance sheets in the major economies now range from 20 to 30 per cent of GDP, two-thirds of which is due to...

    21. May 7, 2012

      Great experiment behind Great Depression

      From Mr Thomas Aubrey. Sir, Ron Paul is right to highlight the futility of printing money in an attempt to increase...

    22. May 7, 2012

      When companies will not borrow even at 0%

      From Mr Tony Welsh. Sir, I was surprised to find myself largely in agreement with Ron Paul (“Our central bankers are...

    23. May 7, 2012

      Central bank inaction is the greater evil

      From Dr Bruce Lloyd. Sir, Ron Paul’s detailed analysis of the limitations of central bank intervention sounds very credible,...

    24. May 7, 2012

      19th century nostalgia is confusing

      From Mr Robert Denham. Sir, The fabled 19th century for which Ron Paul waxes nostalgic was a period of persistent deflation...

    25. May 4, 2012

      Arguments on controlling money supply

      From Mr Dominique Hurle. Sir, Ron Paul is right to criticise the policies of governments and central banks which, through...

    26. FT Alphaville

      May 1, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      China’s official PMI figures for April came in at 53.3, compared to 53.1 in March and a median forecast of 53.6 from...

    27. April 24, 2012

      Romney sweeps five primaries

      Declaring that “a new America begins tonight”, Mitt Romney crowned himself as the presumptive nominee of the Republican...

    28. April 5, 2012

      Republican race tightens in Pennsylvania

      The Republican presidential race has sharply tightened in Pennsylvania, with Mitt Romney taking a lead over Rick Santorum in...

    29. April 4, 2012

      Romney sweeps three primaries

      Primary results (AP) State (Votes counted*) Mitt Romney Rick Santorum Newt Gingrich Ron Paul Maryland (92%) 47% 29% 11% 10%...

    30. FT Alphaville

      April 3, 2012

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Living the dream of solar energy… not. - Grandma didn’t pay her student loans. - Employment growth &...

    31. March 28, 2012

      Romney captures Bush and Rubio endorsements

      Mitt Romney’s path to the Republican nomination has cleared further after two new high-profile endorsements and Newt...

    32. March 25, 2012

      Santorum hopes to build on Louisiana victory

      Rick Santorum said there was an outpouring of support for him in Wisconsin as he sought to turn a resounding victory in...

    33. March 24, 2012

      Santorum wins Louisiana primary

      Rick Santorum won a resounding victory in the Louisiana primary on Saturday, giving him fresh steam for his bid for the...

    34. March 23, 2012

      Electoral realities

      After months of apparent denial, it has dawned on Republicans that prolonging a deeply divisive primary campaign is not in...

    35. March 21, 2012

      Ron Paul last? Not in the least

      From Mr Brant Boucher. Sir, Edward Luce refers to Ron Paul as the “the libertarian candidate for the Republican presidential...

    36. March 21, 2012

      Romney secures psychological victory

      After spending lavishly to grind out narrow wins, in between confidence-sapping losses, Mitt Romney overwhelmed his...

    37. March 19, 2012

      Romney wins Puerto Rico primary

      Mitt Romney handily won the Puerto Rico primary, extending his lead in delegates to the Republican convention after a strong...

    38. March 18, 2012

      America’s three takes on the crisis

      Is capitalism in crisis? The question, posed earlier this year in a series of articles in the Financial Times, is suddenly...

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