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"It is to the Radicals that The Economist still likes to think of itself as belonging. The extreme centre is the paper's historical position."

The Economist is a political newspaper, with a dash of finance, a splash of philosophy and a big dollop of good old fashioned editorial diatribe.

The Economist ~ Dastardly Banking Launch

58 Day 2,178, 12:35 United Kingdom Financial business Financial business



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For a long time now the UK Ministry of Finance (MoF) has used public organisations (orgs) to manage private money to bring additional revenue to … read more »

The Economist ~ CoT needs to die if it is to win

54 Day 2,167, 16:23 New Zealand Political debates and analysis Political debates and analysis



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The death of an alliance is an uncomfortable thing for everyone concerned. For the players who built and sustained it through tough times, it is … read more »

The Economist ~ Notes on "alliance imbalance"

113 Day 2,151, 14:00 China Political debates and analysis Political debates and analysis




“It isn't sufficient just to want - you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.” - FDR


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I’m … read more »

The Economist ~ Notes on taxation and society

89 Day 2,140, 11:00 China Political debates and analysis Political debates and analysis



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The world is changing all the time, and the latest big change - combat orders - are finally being understood by players and governments. Their … read more »

The Economist ~ Briefing: A ruckus down under!

51 Day 2,133, 04:02 China Political debates and analysis Political debates and analysis




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Yesterday there was an epic battle going on in a normally quiet part of the world as eNZ and … read more »