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By Robert Skidelsky - Apr 02,2019
LONDON — The United Kingdom’s protracted attempt to leave the European Union has upended the two illusions by which the world has lived since the end of the Cold War: national sovereignty and economic integration, the twin end points of history, according to Francis Fukuyama’s ce
By Robert Skidelsky - Mar 04,2019
LONDON — Surveys from round the world show that people want secure jobs. At the same time, they have always dreamed of a life free from toil.
By Robert Skidelsky - Dec 18,2018
LONDON — So British Prime Minister Theresa May lives to fight another day. The Conservative Party in the House of Commons reaffirmed its confidence in her leadership by a far-from-resounding 200-117 vote.
By Robert Skidelsky - Nov 20,2018
LONDON — Almost all liberals support globalisation and oppose economic nationalism.
By Robert Skidelsky - Oct 18,2018
LONDON — The United Kingdom’s “Remainers”, who still hope to reverse Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, have placarded British cities with a simple question: “Brexit — Is It Worth It?” Well, is it?The answer given by economics is clear: certainly not.
By Robert Skidelsky - Aug 14,2018
LONDON — Liberal revulsion at US President Donald Trump’s mendacious and uncouth politics has spilled over into a rigid defence of market-led globalisation.
By Robert Skidelsky - Jul 17,2018
LONDON — Since June 23, 2016, when 52 per cent of British voters backed withdrawing from the European Union, the “Brexit” debate has been tearing British politics apart.
By Robert Skidelsky - Jul 02,2018
LONDON — The fixation on the ongoing World Cup, during which an estimated one million foreign football fans, many from Europe and the United States, are expected to converge on Moscow and other Russian cities, risks masking the extent to which Russia and the West have drifted apa
By Robert Skidelsky - Jun 12,2018
LONDON — Slumps have always been boom times for monetary experiments, and the economic collapse of 2008-2009 was no different. Underlying this recurrence is the instinctive feeling that economic calamities must have monetary causes, and therefore monetary remedies.
By Robert Skidelsky - May 24,2018
LONDON — Slumps have always been boom times for monetary experiments, and the economic collapse of 2008-2009 was no different. Underlying this recurrence is the instinctive feeling that economic calamities must have monetary causes, and therefore monetary remedies.

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