Battle Readings is a regularly updated compilation of articles, essays, and opinion pieces relevant to the themes of the Battle of Ideas.
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Paul Mason, Vintage, 7 February 2008
Kerry Brown, Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Ltd, 1 February 2008
The Federal Reserve’s ‘shock’ slashing of interest rates was only the latest episode in a drawn-out drama starring Western sluggishness and Eastern dynamism.
Daniel Ben Ami, spiked, 24 January 2008
With its attacks on advertising, opulence and environmental filth, John Kenneth Galbraith’s The Affluent Society, published 50 years ago, anticipated today’s small-minded growth scepticism.
Daniel Ben-Ami, spiked, 9 January 2008
What the Subprime Crisis reveals about the economy, politics and the state in 2008 – and why the real story is the rise of the East as the West flounders.
Phil Mullan, spiked, 7 January 2008
David Green, Civitas, 2 January 2008
China’s relationship with Africa is no threat to the West - all the major economies are gaining from a continent that is no longer a ‘basket case’.
Stuart Simpson, spiked, 4 December 2007
In a little-noticed mid-summer announcement, the Asian Development Bank presented official survey results indicating China's economy is smaller and poorer than established estimates say.
Albert Keidel, Financial Times, 14 November 2007
China's booming economy is helping to support global growth as America turns sickly. So now it has to keep up the pace.
The Economist, 27 September 2007
Management consultancy is such a broad field it is no surprise that not too many of us know exactly what it is that these people do
Carly Chynoweth, The Times, 27 September 2007
The Credit Crunch Demystified - The market has hollowed out
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