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Elizabeth Warren’s project is to remake capitalism. What can British politicians learn from her?

Both Labour and the Lib Dems would do well to study her crusading manifesto Will Hutton For 40 years, western democracies have been gripped by the doctrine that unalloyed capitalism works. In 2019, the debate has moved on. Capitalism may rule the planet, but it plainly needs fixing. Disaffection is obvious and rising, variously behind the story of riots in Chile or ...

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It’s time to throw the kitchen sink at Trump, and the cutlery too

Democrats need to expand the charge sheet for impeachment to include all the president’s many high crimes and misdemeanours Simon Tisdall It would be unfair to pre-judge the impeachment case against Donald Trump. But let’s do so anyway. When Richard Nixon faced impeachment in 1974, he was charged with abuse of power, obstruction of justice and contempt of Congress. Given the ...

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Johnson’s populism has given the Tories a lifeline – but they are running out of ideas

After almost a decade in government, the party has nothing left to offer but a tired conservatism Andy Beckett Since Boris Johnson became prime minister there’s been a quiet dread on the left, and a less quiet excitement on the right, that the Tories have found a new magic formula – one that will renew their nine-year-old government. A cartoonishly ...

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If we’re serious about changing the world, we need a better kind of economics to do it

The pursuit of rapid growth won’t solve the huge challenges we face. A more honest, humane approach is the answer Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee In 2017, a poll in the UK asked: “Whose opinion do you trust the most when they talk about their field of expertise?” Nurses came first – 84% trust them. Politicians came last. Economists were second from ...

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Europe is failing to stand up to the bullies who threaten democracy

From Brexit to the Balkans to the plight of the Kurds, EU leaders have refused to defend multilateralism Luke Cooper The rise of nationalism and the historic threat to liberalism sweeping the global system poses big strategic questions for European democracies. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin share an ideological belief in the language of race and nation combined with a ...

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