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FT's senior US columnists Rana Foroohar and Edward Luce discuss the biggest themes driving US politics, business and markets from Washington, New York and beyond.
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Stealth economic indicators often tell you much more than the official numbers
Is it impossible to regain our sense of pragmatism?
Strongmen are being increasingly challenged by their own populations
Vladimir Putin is an increasingly desperate strongman, who is running out of time and options
In some ways, it feels like we are on the brink of conflict in the South China Sea
This week’s soaring encomiums about the former prosecutor floored me
Extortionate college fees and oblique healthcare markets explain why being middle class in America is increasingly out of reach
Britain was a better country because of Queen Elizabeth
We must start thinking hard about what the dovetailing of deglobalisation and rate hikes will mean
Most of his scandals are about his venality. Then why cling on to classified secrets?
It’s creeping up all around us in unexpected places and ways
We are almost certainly underestimating the vulnerability of Russia’s president
Britain has ended up with a worst-case scenario
Freedom of speech needs to be valued at all times as the author’s long career lays out
Inflation, falling real wages and turmoil in financial markets may reluctantly push many back into the labour force
His goal would be to abolish the guardrails, which is a posh way of saying he will end the US republic
Is this the future of holiday making?
It is conceivable that the US president could turn into the comeback geriatric
He sent a clear symbol to his followers that he intends to keep attacking the elite ‘enemy’
The House speaker is exhibiting the exorbitant irresponsibility of the US legislator
Never mind the revelations from the January 6 congressional hearings
But Congress could still get its act together on some of the most consequential tech legislation in years
US and China have been scoring lots of them in the battle to beat each other economically
The age of honour and accountability is long dead
The obvious silver bullet would be a shared transatlantic price on carbon