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Less cash to spend on artisan olives? Dan Cunningham

How to stop the middle class getting poorer and poorer

Since the 1950s, with a few rare exceptions in the 1970s, the middle class – all over the world – has been getting worse off. Specifically, the middle class’ purchasing power, as with that of the working…
Hearing voices. Francois Hollande watches a Mirage 2000-5 taxi out of its hangar. Philippe Wojazer/EPA

The European Left’s economic policies risk looking feeble

Why does the economic policy pursued or proposed by the Left in Europe often seem so pathetic? The clearest example of this lies just across the channel. France is subject to the same fiscal straitjacket…
Have I broken it? Matt Cardy/PA Archive

How to return the UK to growth and solve the productivity puzzle

The latest data from the ONS show that the UK’s productivity gap with other G7 nations is at its widest since 1992. This bad news comes against the backdrop of increased optimism as the economy seems finally…
Stacking the odds? Rebecca Siegel

Here be dragons? China’s economic data may not be all bad

The world’s second-largest economy has become the second-most watched and yet investors, politicians and economists are never quite clear what it is they’re looking at. China’s premier, Li Keqiang, is…
The Bank of England: still the key to growth? Yui Mok/PA

Ignore the calls for stimulus and stick with Plan A

Many critics of the coalition government’s “Plan A” argue that it should deviate from deficit reduction plans to instead stimulate growth via additional infrastructure spending. Recent advocates of this…
Federal treasurer Wayne Swan said the National Accounts figures released today showed the Australian economy was doing better than every other major advanced economy. AAP/Alan Porritt

National economy grows but some non-mining states in recession

The Australian economy grew 0.6% last quarter but Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT are now technically in…
Economist and FT economics commentator Martin Wolf delivered this year’s Corden Lecture to more than 500 people. University of Melbourne

Universities left economists ill-prepared for the GFC: Wolf

Universities and macro-economists still haven’t found a way to solve the crisis of economics that was triggered by the global…
Nobel Laureates: Princeton University professor Christopher Sims (left) and Thomas Sargent, a New York University economist and visiting professor at Princeton. AAP

US economists win Nobel Prize for cause and effect theories

Two US economists have been named the 2011 winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics for their research on how economies are…

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