Publication: La Stampa

Today’s Era Need Not Kill the Middle Class

22.08.14 Publication:

When we are in trouble, we often look for a grand, systemic, ideally epochal explanation, one that defines it as being somehow new and unprecedented, or at...

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Today´s Era Need Not Kill the Middle Class

22.08.14 Publication:

When we are in trouble, we often look for a grand, systemic, ideally epochal explanation, one that defines it as being somehow new...

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A Punch In the Establishment’s Face

27.05.14 Publication:

Here in Britain, we are searching for the right metaphor. Should the success of Nigel Farage and his UK Independence Party (UKIP) in our local and European...

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Energy: Italy’s Chance for Leadership

04.05.14 Publication:

In July, Italy will have an opportunity that is also a responsibility. It is an opportunity to show leadership in Europe, an opportunity to launch something...

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Energy: Italy´s Chance for Leadership

04.05.14 Publication:

In July, Italy will have an opportunity that is also a responsibility. It is an opportunity to show leadership in Europe, an opportunity to launch...

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Chinese Test: Smog and Debts

26.03.14 Publication:

One eternal truth about modern China is that it is constantly changing. No sooner than you think you understand what is going on, especially in the economy,...

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Japan, Three Years On

12.03.14 Publication:

Three years ago, when Japan suffered the extraordinary triple shock of a massive earthquake, huge tsunami and nuclear accident, many people expected the event...

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Obstacles to Economic Growth

09.02.14 Publication:

If you are an international investor, everything has changed in the world economy since 2014 began. If you are a young unemployed person in Italy, Britain or...

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Putin: Four Moves to Remain World Tzar

24.12.13 Publication:

Vladimir Vladimirovitch Putin will celebrate the end of 2013 and the arrival in early 2014 of Christmas—in Russia’s Orthodox Church Christmas will be on...

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Renzi Viewed from Abroad

10.12.13 Publication:

Outside Italy, the news is shocking. But in a good way, you understand. To foreign observers, the election of Matteo Renzi brings the shock realization that...

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The Vanishing Myth of American Intelligence

27.10.13 Publication:

“Don’t get caught.” That was the answer given to me by a former senior British intelligence official when I asked him about what principles should govern...

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Abe’s Style of Raising Japan: Money for Everyone and the Olympics

15.09.13 Publication:

There’s no doubt about it: suddenly Japan feels “hot”, and that is not just a comment about the exceptionally warm weather that greeted me in Tokyo, nor...

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Abe´s Style of Raising Japan: Money for Everyone and the Olympics

15.09.13 Publication:

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Why PDL is “fit” to be in Government

03.08.13 Publication:

Ever since 2001, when we at The Economist wrote on our notorious cover that Silvio Berlusconi was “unfit” to lead Italy, I have been told that there is not...

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Britain’s Brilliantly Powerless Monarchy

24.07.13 Publication:

I must admit I was a bit surprised. Yesterday I was having my hair cut, in my small village in the English countryside, and the elderly lady in the chair next...

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Britain´s Brilliantly Powerless Monarchy

24.07.13 Publication:

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Letta is OK but the City Remains Sceptical

21.07.13 Publication:

There is nothing that we sceptical, suspicious, sometimes rather insular Brits like more than when someone comes to visit us and speaks our language—in more...

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USA and China: A Future Side-By-Side

09.06.13 Publication:

We all like simple narratives. Yet even our favoured narratives often contradict one another. One popular storyline is the idea that when a new power rises up,...

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Lesson for Europe: Mr.Abe’s Gamble

01.05.13 Publication:

All politicians need luck, especially in their early months in office. So the lucky star has certainly shone on Japan’s new prime minister, Shinzo Abe. Even...

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The Iron Lady Who Woke Britain Up

01.04.13 Publication:

What makes a great political leader? One measure, most probably, is whether you still inspire fierce passions, of both love and hate, many years after you left...

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Clowns

01.02.13 Publication:

Foreigners, especially journalists and politicians, love jokes and simplifications, which is why so many have reached for the word “clowns” to describe...

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Japan and Chinese syndrome

18.12.12 Publication:

It felt a bit strange. On Sunday afternoon, from a video connection deep in the English countryside, I was transported to the other side of the world and also...

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The Country which Denies Reality

10.12.12 Publication:

If someone had told me, a dozen years ago, that by now I would be writing and thinking, and even making a film, not about Japan, China or my other old topics...

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The Desire to Change

19.11.12 Publication:

As I sat on Friday in the Sala D’Arme of Florence’s wonderful Palazzo Vecchio, listening to so many young people, from Mayor Renzi to the “pionieri”...

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