The double standard goes back to 1929, when Labor had the misfortune to be elected 12 days before the Wall Street crash that set off the Great Depression.
Britain’s economic system is built on inequality. Few governments have attempted to rectify this.
The story of how money injections became the go-to policy for tackling economic crises.
the International Financial Conference in Brussels in 1920 hoped to reset the global economic order after a disastrous world war and pandemic. It hold lessons for leaders today.
Economic historian and development scholar Bill Freund was impatient with theoretical fads.
The real story of the South Sea Bubble and what happened when it burst 300 years ago.
New Zealand’s 2020 budget must not only provide economic hope, it must balance the very different ideologies and aspirations of two earlier historic budgets.
A look back at history can help us consider the economic effects of public health emergencies and how best to manage them.
All this talk of moving to a four-day week overlooks what might be a more important agenda.
Research shows that England was one of the first sovereigns to default on its international debt obligations.
Can a new government, perhaps by shoring up democracy and oversight, harness this commodity for peace and prosperity?
Britain has long dreamed of breaking away from the European continent but global trade has never replaced links with its close neighbours.
A look at key data shows that the world is much better off today than ever before in history.
The idea of reduced working hours was once seen as an essential indicator of progress. It’s time it was again.
From a peak of US$19,783, Bitcoin’s value has fallen by 80%. What makes Bitcoin worth anything?
In the shadow of the pyramids of Giza, lie the tombs of the courtiers and officials who built these vast structures.
Some estimates say the World Cup will bring a £1.6 billion boost to the UK economy. Do they stack up?
Why the Commonwealth trade advantage isn’t all that strong.
Bitcoin is being compared to tulips, but I researched tulip mania for years and found no evidence of mass bankruptcies or economic meltdown.
Historically, wishful thinking has blunted pushback.