The economic lessons from Scotland

September 20, 2014
Edward Hadas
The economic lessons from Scotland

Adam Smith, one of the leading figures of the 18th century Scottish intellectual enlightenment, liked free markets and restrained governments.
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Do autocrats and strong economies go hand in hand?

August 27, 2014
Edward Hadas
Do autocrats and strong economies go hand in hand?

Are authoritarian governments bad for the economy? Turkish voters do not seem to think so. On August 10, Tayyip Erdogan won an absolute majority
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An unreliable guide to inequality

April 20, 2014
Edward Hadas
An unreliable guide to inequality

Thomas Piketty is set to become a star. “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” – the new book from the founder of the Paris School of Economics
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How can a plane vanish in a small world?

March 21, 2014
Edward Hadas
How can a plane vanish in a small world?

How can a plane vanish in a small world? The information vacuum around Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is as unusual as it is disturbing. In the modern
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Rana Plaza and union labels

June 5, 2013
Edward Hadas
Rana Plaza and union labels

The 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory was a turning point in the history of American labour relations. It led directly to a slew of new laws on safety and labour practices
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The lesson of Fukushima

March 14, 2012
Edward Hadas
The lesson of Fukushima

The first anniversary of Japan’s nuclear disaster is a good time to take stock. Opponents and proponents of nuclear power are doing so, and they have come to the same conclusion: “We were right all along.”
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The social market economy

January 26, 2012
Edward Hadas
The social market economy

Capitalism is the name people give to the way the modern economy is arranged. Now that Communism has been discredited as an economic system, there seems to be no real alternative. But the word is misleading.
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