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The bulge of jobs at the bottom makes it harder for people to climb up
Is job-killing productivity a measurement artefact?
Currency made available at 20% above official rate in president’s absence
Notebook: Victory is a potent tool as is delivering on stump promises
A new ‘virtual workforce’ is enhancing the productivity of human intelligence
Pro-Europeans have to push for change after exiting the union
The problem with robots is rent, not the loss of jobs
When voters feel the system no longer serves their interests, freedom falters
Monetary policy involves trade-offs that are fundamentally political in nature
Will the system bring the president down or will he destroy it first?
Western leaders must hope that Trump’s deputies retain hold of US defence policy
Scientists offer landmark approval for editing human genomes
Is ‘making things’ so much better for productivity?
‘As the drama around the White House’s immigration clampdown unfolded, it created a real-time lesson on the limits of presidential power’
Ratios between stock market valuations and GDP is at levels only seen in previous equity bubbles
The core mistake in eurozone policy was the unwillingness to restructure debts in 2010
After Flynn’s resignation, smiles are turning to scowls in Moscow
‘In a country that still offers the most agreeable everyday life on earth, why depress yourself with the news?’
Misty-eyed view of manufacturing sector will only hurt blue-collar workers
His prominence makes it hard for the bank to straddle Wall Street and the White House
‘In the case of VW, transparency was the enemy: regulators should have been vaguer about the emissions test to prevent cheating’
Employing diverse groups of people can also boost the bottom line
The meeting with Netanyahu will put the focus on the president’s Mideast policy
All the big industrial economies have chosen to internationalise their supply chains
‘Exploit kits’ create an industry out of hacking into your PC