The inability of democratic politics to handle the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis has threatened to undermine the apparent consensus on liberal democracy and lightly regulated capitalism that emerged following the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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08 May 2013, Financial Times
03 April 2013, Financial Times
The belief that the right response to the failures of Basel I and II is a more elaborate version of the same global regime is a triumph of hope over experience.
30 January 2013
Confronted with the specifics, rather than the principle, of constitutional change, many voters revert to the status quo.
28 November 2012, Financial Times
Ireland accounts for a share of global profit disproportionate to the size of the Irish economy. Not because business in Ireland is particularly successful but because reporting profits in Ireland is particularly attractive.
31 October 2012, Financial Times
What would an independent Scotland actually be like? The only sensible answer is that no one really knows.
13 June 2012, Financial Times
To pass the watchtowers and barbed-wire fences on the Finnish-Russian border is to be reminded of how fragile, and how recent, are the stability and security we take for granted today.
23 May 2012, Financial Times
Gresham’s Law – bad money drives out good – dates from an era of metallic currency: debased coins circulated, genuine ones were hoarded.
02 May 2012
The presidency of the French Republic is a job description written for one man – Charles de Gaulle – and no one else has since filled the post with much distinction.
21 March 2012, Financial Times
Keynes famously advocated reducing unemployment by employing people to dig holes and fill them in again: today it would be enough to employ them to fill the potholes that are already there.
22 February 2012, Financial Times
Governments will in the end always put voters ahead of prior commitments or external obligations. That democratic imperative has costs and benefits – but, overall, the benefits of popular accountability far exceed the cost.
15 May 2013, Financial Times
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