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Undercover Economist Tim Harford

A trust fund aimed at clearing UK debt highlights the merits of playing the long game

Competition for natural resources, research and tourism is putting pressure on the cold war-era treaty that guarantees order on the continent

It has all gone horribly wrong for the man behind the Vote Leave team

The death of democracy is trumpeted today as loudly as the end of history once was

Some treat housing like a tradeable asset and chase yields. But what happens next?

The burden of keeping companies in line falls on member states

Instant Insight Gideon Rachman

No one knows how the drama between the president and ‘little rocket man’ will go next

The president’s obsession with manufacturing plays to his base but ignores services

The top groups are not achieving as much as they used to yet business ignores that

Revisionist claims of early civilisation seek to boost nationalist aims

Free Lunch Martin Sandbu

EU has opportunity to disprove that it blocks alternative economic policies

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