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I have been a fervent supporter of the European Union as the embodiment of an open society—a voluntary association of equal states that surrendered part of their sovereignty for the common good. The euro crisis is now turning the European Union into something fundamentally different.
George Soros, New York Review of Books, 12 September 2012
For years, the microblogging service beloved by the celebrity crowd was ridiculed for ignoring the hard question of how to make money. So what happens when Twitter finally gets serious about profits?
Richard Waters, Financial Times, 12 September 2012
Is there any way the ECB on its own could make it more credible that the eurozone will last? The answer is: yes and no.
Martin Wolf, Financial Times, 11 September 2012
Let's hear it for Charles Moore, the Spectator and FT. Their attacks on the feral elite contrast with a virtually silent Labour
John Harris, Guardian, 9 September 2012
Vicky Pryce, Biteback Publishing, 9 September 2012
To save the single currency beset by difficulties that stem from its initial design, Economics Nobel Prize laureate Paul Krugman argues that Europe should set its sights on low inflation but forget about implementing uniform austerity measures.
Philippe Coste, presseurop, 6 September 2012
Planting flags on islets, declaring cities where there are too few residents to fill a restaurant, and huffing and puffing over uninhabited rocks are acts more suited to a Gilbert and Sullivan farce than to nations in the 21st century.
James Clad and Robert Manning, Financial Times, 4 September 2012
A housing revival, the revolution occurring in energy, a rejuvenated banking system and a leaner industrial base could lead to US growth beyond the 2.5 per cent rate that is widely seen as its long-term potential.
Roger Altman, Financial Times, 4 September 2012
State spending to boost growth needs to go beyond mere investment – it must transform the economy.
Mariana Mazzucato, Observer, 2 September 2012
Young people today are better educated than their counterparts in the 1970s, but the average time it takes to secure stable work is much longer. This paper explores the nature of young people’s transitions from school to work in the capital, with implications for national policy.
Tess Lanning, IPPR, 22 August 2012