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By Diane Coyle - Nov 17,2019
CAMBRIDGE — The word “productivity” typically calls to mind industrial assembly lines pumping out cars or washing machines, breakfast cereal or shoes. The word may also conjure images of crops being harvested, livestock being butchered or houses being built.
By Diane Coyle - Aug 15,2019
CAMBRIDGE — Do we know how economies develop? Obviously not, it seems, or otherwise every country would be doing better than it currently is in these low-growth times.
By Diane Coyle - Jul 02,2019
CAMBRIDGE — One of the biggest concerns about today’s tech giants is their market power. At least outside China, Google, Facebook and Amazon dominate online search, social media and online retail, respectively.
By Diane Coyle - Feb 24,2019
CAMBRIDGE — Is the world becoming increasingly prosperous? It would be hard to answer “yes” right now, at least so far as the leading high-income economies are concerned.
By Diane Coyle - Dec 22,2018
CAMBRIDGE — Algorithms are as biased as the data they feed on. And all data are biased. Even “official” statistics cannot be assumed to stand for objective, eternal “facts”.
By Diane Coyle - Oct 11,2018
CAMBRIDGE — In 1831, when Charles Darwin boarded The Beagle for its five-year voyage of exploration, ships navigated with the help of chronometers, which showed the precise time at a reference location.
By Diane Coyle - Jul 24,2018
CAMBRIDGE — One of the striking changes any rich-world traveller to low-income countries cannot fail to have missed during the past decade or so is the rapid spread of mobile phone use, followed now by expanding mobile Internet access.

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