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By lamenting the passing of a ‘kinder’ president, we risk downplaying his most important quality
Deal between Trump and Xi at the G20 is unlikely to solve greater trade issues
Eight weeks after the Saudi journalist’s killing, the aftershocks are getting stronger
The US-China relationship is in need of major long-term therapy
Touring campuses, I can’t help but be uneasy about the nosebleed tuition
Current generation of leaders the most cynical, opportunistic and incompetent to lead in modern times
Online, feedback can turn ugly quickly
Inflection points are always dangerous
Trump didn’t cause the ‘two Americans’ phenomenon, but he’s certainly capitalised on it
The past two years of unpredictability will be nothing compared to what’s coming
The focus of data protection should be on transparency and clarity
Any Democratic victory in the midterms is likely to deliver just a thin margin
It can’t be all ‘about the economy, stupid’ if many don’t feel the boom’s effect
Not only is the US going in the wrong direction, it’s becoming a danger to global order
Three lessons from senator Mark Warner on the challenges platform firms pose
When others go low, the former first lady goes stratospheric
US businesses may be forced to take sides in this new trade war/cold war era
Alleged super-espionage by Beijing harks back to fable of exponential growth
What will it take for Wall Street to take political risks in Washington more seriously?
Has the internet revolution helped or hindered economic growth?
US median income growth is slowing when it ought to be picking up
A trip to Kansas City prompts questions on monopolies and whom markets serve
Rich people are gaining power over electorates across the world
It’s OK to question the power of technology giants, even if the president does it too