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Martin Wolf

Financial Times

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Increased longevity will bring profound social change

People will have to work longer and pension systems will need to be transformed

13.05.2024 60

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Biden has to find a way to convince Americans on the economy

Trump’s rhetorical style seems to appeal more to voters than the economic reality

07.05.2024 20

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We risk a lost decade for the world’s poor

The elimination of extreme poverty is slipping from our grasp

30.04.2024 20

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What we must still learn about the great inflation disaster

Past and present policymakers should ask more searching questions about the causes and impact of the price surge

29.04.2024 30

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The tricky judgments on when to loosen

An ECB interest rate cut soon would make sense but the Fed faces a more difficult call in the US

23.04.2024 7

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The shadow of war darkens on the global economy

Short-term performance has been surprisingly good but policymakers are walking on eggshells

16.04.2024 10

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The UK needs a reform road map to avoid stagnation

There are four clear ways to fix the current economic mess

15.04.2024 30

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The tree of debt must stop growing

Since the era of ultra-low interest rates ended, large-scale government borrowing is looking more and more problematic

09.04.2024 20

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For all its faults, democracy is still better than autocracy

All the evidence shows that despotism cannot consistently deliver the economic goods for developing countries

02.04.2024 20

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How Labour wants to change the British economy

Their plans should not make things worse. But can they make them better?

01.04.2024 10

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Fascism has changed, but it is not dead

The 1920s and 1930s were different times but a core of traditional attitudes persists

26.03.2024 30

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Donald Trump’s betrayal of Ukraine

Handing Vladimir Putin an unearned and undeserved victory will only hurt the US

19.03.2024 20

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The elusive search for economic transformation

The bigger the challenges the UK faces in restoring its fortunes, the more timid politicians seem to become

18.03.2024 30

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The future of ‘communist capitalism’ in China

The question of whether Xi-ism is killing Deng-ism is growing

12.03.2024 10

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Britain needs more than fiscal games

The old budgetary theatre will not help improve the dire performance of the UK economy

07.03.2024 40

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China’s excess savings are a danger

Beijing must dare to choose radical remedies to deal with them

05.03.2024 50

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Dissatisfaction with democracy is corrosive

The UK is caught in a vicious downward spiral at a time when it needs bold leadership and imaginative policy

04.02.2024 60

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‘Ukraine fatigue’ is unpardonable

Western countries have the resources but now must display the will to ensure Russia does not prevail

30.01.2024 10

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The dangers lurking in our messy and unpredictable world

Fragilities in the global economic system are real and must be confronted

23.01.2024 10

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The bitter lessons of Brexit

Addressing the UK’s challenges requires more than the performative politics of populist leaders

22.01.2024 100

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What we really know about the global economy

From demography to technology, we must pay attention to the forces that will certainly shape our future

16.01.2024 4

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Liberalism is battered but not yet broken

Freedom is under threat in the west and elsewhere, but it must be defended

09.01.2024 6

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Poor countries’ debt problems are keeping too many in destitution

The rate at which extreme poverty is falling has slowed alarmingly — the rich world needs to act

19.12.2023 9

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Britain desperately needs a growth strategy

The country has for too long settled for managing stagnation

12.12.2023 10

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Britain won’t rejoin the EU for decades — if ever

The sensible approach for the UK is to seek a closer and more co-operative relationship with Brussels

10.12.2023 20

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Britain needs a way out of economic stagnation

Without a solution, it will be impossible to solve the country’s other social and political problems

05.12.2023 10

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The US retains the economic advantage in its rivalry with China

America and its allies remain more united and economically powerful than Beijing’s group of malcontents

28.11.2023 5

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Jeremy Hunt’s search for an elusive growth strategy

The chancellor would benefit from a system with fewer fiscal events, and more focus on policy

26.11.2023 30

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Hunt may be lucky but he has not solved the UK growth challenge

The real problem the chancellor faces is the poor performance of the economy in the long run

22.11.2023 10

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The looming threat of fiscal crises

Public debt in high-income countries has reached elevated levels

21.11.2023 3

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The case for loosening is getting stronger

As inflation eases, central banks now find themselves at the most difficult point in the policymaking cycle

14.11.2023 7

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A Trump win would change the world

Were he to return to the White House, the implications for the US, its allies and the global economy are sure to be profound

07.11.2023 6

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The economic consequences of the Israel-Hamas war

How the conflict unfolds will have implications for a global economy already battered by a series of shocks

31.10.2023 7

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Regional policy must be at the heart of any sensible strategy for growth

Decades of failure have led to profound geographical inequality in the UK

29.10.2023 10

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Politics poses the biggest threat to economic growth in China

Abroad Beijing must manage rising hostility, while at home it wrestles with the relationship between communism and capitalism

24.10.2023 3

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How to finance a faster shift to a better world

Multilateral development banks are a valuable tool — but they need a radical overhaul and we must learn to use them

17.10.2023 8

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The strange death of corporate Britain

Pension and insurance companies have dumped UK equities, reducing the ability of companies to raise capital and expand

15.10.2023 20

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The global economy is resilient but limping

Convergence between rich and poor countries is stalling and more challenges lie ahead

10.10.2023 3

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Can China overcome its demographic deficit?

As things stand, a declining population is set to slow the growth of the economy

03.10.2023 3

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Global lessons from inflation’s rise above the UK target

Errors in hitting central bank goals are likely to be asymmetric with a drift upwards that leads to recession

01.10.2023 10

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How China can avoid the Japan trap

Income needs to accrue to those who will spend it — but this will require redistribution on a significant scale

27.09.2023 40

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We shouldn’t call ‘peak China’ just yet

Yes, there are deep structural problems in the economy, but this is also a country with significant strengths

19.09.2023 5

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British politicians owe voters some candour on tax

The UK faces multiple challenges, while the public finances are far from robust

17.09.2023 6

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We need the G20 — but what is it for?

Transforming the scale and nature of finance for development and the environment is essential

12.09.2023 10

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