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Fascinating glimpses of how religion can help explain economic success — and failure
Examining the flaws of the neoliberal model
Top policymakers look back on lessons learnt and mistakes made during 2008 meltdown
The split between ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ approaches limits its ability to answer key questions
Martin Wolf selects his mid-year reads
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Ben Mezrich’s account of the brothers’ move makes an easily digested cryptocurrency primer
Data can mislead unless combined with grittier insights on the power structures that underpin it
The way we approach our finances could all be down to psychology
A study of how to remedy the political polarisation that inequality has brought
After 50 years of fiat money, the white metal may once again claim its place as a haven
Economics was dominated by theory until pioneering research created a role for evidence
Raghuram Rajan’s The Third Pillar skilfully unpicks the tensions between capitalism, democracy and community
Sotheby’s auctions personal effects of champion of free market economics
A timely defence of unpopular spending cuts as economists ditch previously held positions
When globalisation meshes with robotics, the losers will be the middle classes
Are tech companies manipulating data to control human behaviour — or are their leaders simply naive?
Martin Wolf selects his must-read titles
Two authors argue that the sector is actively damaging society
Anti-elitism threatens liberal democracy and capitalism. Martin Wolf asks: Is reform the answer?
An exhilarating history of US capitalism from the former Fed chief and Adrian Wooldridge
Two new books do an admirable job of judging the communist superpower on its own terms
The hedge fund guru dissects the big debt meltdowns by converting a sprawling issue into a clear-cut process of cause and effect
A universal basic income is a big idea but has its time really come?
Fees in the finance industry have helped lenders boost profits — at considerable social cost