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Stephen King

Stephen King is HSBC’s Senior Economic Adviser and author of Grave New World (Yale)

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Infection rates are rising in the West but not the East

Is there a trade-off between individual freedoms and collective wellbeing?  

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Chernobyl shows how blind conviction causes a meltdown in politics

Labour’s leadership has tried to fool us into believing the party does not have a serious problem with anti-Semitism

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Vote-hungry politicians are bewitched by the spendthrift’s siren song

The claim that the economy can be virtually transformed overnight through public spending is implausible

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Election hijacked by Brexit risks hacking off voters — and the world

Taking back control is rather tricky when the world is in danger of spiralling out of control

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We don’t need genius of Biff to tell us stormy economic times beckon

The UK’s own Brexit uncertainties are merely the icing on an increasingly unappetising cake

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We’ve lost the secret recipe for productivity

In the 11 years since the global financial crisis, output per hour has risen by a dismal 0.2 per cent a year

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MPs’ brains have been scrambled in hunt for the right Brexit recipe

Our MPs have shown they can easily form a majority to vote down the poachers, the fryers and the boilers