Articles

The new politics of anger

24.11.16

Anger is, by common consent, the most important emotion among citizens in the West. At least, that is the popular conclusion being drawn from the Brexit...

Read more

My Ofcom story

21.11.16

0 0 1 5461 31128 BEA Ltd 259 73 36516 14.0 Normal 0 false false false...

Read more

Matteo Renzi has put Italy´s future—and that of the euro—at stake in a referendum

18.11.16 Publication:

A time-bomb is ticking away in the heart of Europe, carrying a label marked “Made in Italy.” It could yet be defused. But if it goes off, it would make...

Read more

BBC licence-payers deserve a strong, independent regulator

17.11.16 Publication:

Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE...

Read more

The inequality that helped Trump win could now get worse

16.11.16

By Tom Startup   Was it the economy that won it?   On the face of it, it wasn’t immediate economic woes that pushed Donald Trump into the White...

Read more

The Implications of President Trump for US-Russia Relations

09.11.16 Publication:

President Vladimir Putin must be a happy man: in January he will have  America’s version of Silvio Berlusconi as his counterpart in the White House. He had...

Read more

What Trump Means for Britain

09.11.16 Publication:

Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE...

Read more

The Creeping Public-Pension Debacle

08.11.16

If policy was rational and electorates understood the consequences fully for their taxes, no advanced, developed country would have a retirement age for public...

Read more

The bond vigilantes are back

27.10.16

By Tom Startup Falling government bond yields and rising prices have been with us for so long that it has come with a shock: since the Brexit vote on June...

Read more

Minimum Wages

23.10.16 Publication:

On October 1st, the only government economic policy measure this year that is likely to boost the Japanese economy came into effect. It is positive, but was...

Read more

Obama’s legacy in Asia-Pacific

20.10.16 Publication:

Most of President Barack Obama´s foreign policy has had to be reactive to inherited wars, to new civil wars, to new sources of pressure and instability. But...

Read more

Obama´s legacy in Asia-Pacific

20.10.16 Publication:

Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE...

Read more

Inflation, not Brexit, should be worrying our policy makers

12.10.16 Publication:

Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE...

Read more

Brazil: Giant on a precipice’

18.05.16 Publication:

To vote to impeach a president is, in any country, a kind of political nuclear weapon: it should be a very last resort, for such an extreme act can have...

Read more

Brazil: Giant on a precipice´

18.05.16 Publication:

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE...

Read more

Preparing for President Trump

13.05.16 Publication:

LONDON – As America’s friends and allies look on in astonishment at the all-but-certain prospect of a contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in...

Read more

Donald Trump’s Italian prototype

09.05.16 Publication:

Here is a good principle when thinking about the US presidential election in November of this year: hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. It is...

Read more

Europe needs to attack the Caliphate’s credibility

24.03.16 Publication:

After terrorist atrocities such as those in Brussels yesterday or in Paris in January and November last year, the political pressure to react, to act, to fight...

Read more

Europe needs to attack the Caliphate´s credibility

24.03.16 Publication:

Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE...

Read more

2020 Olympics

21.03.16 Publication:

Are you expecting Tokyo´s Olympic Games in 2020 to bring a big economic benefit to the nation? Plenty of people seem to be hoping that it will bring such a...

Read more

Donald Trump´s Italian prototype

15.03.16 Publication:

TOKYO – The rise of billionaire Donald Trump in the US presidential race has been met with a mixture of horror and fascination. As his campaign, once...

Read more

Why the EU-Turkey deal makes sense

10.03.16 Publication:

There is something very disturbing about doing a deal, involving billions of euros and a lot of concessions, with a country whose government has become so...

Read more

Oil Dictator Dominos

05.02.16 Publication:

LONDON – Price movements as large and rapid as those that have upended oil markets since June 2014 are sure to cause pain to some and benefit others—yet...

Read more

Emerging Markets

25.01.16 Publication:

The year has begun with falling stockmarkets, falling oil prices and falling forecasts about growth in the world economy. What should international businesses...

Read more