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They do not reflect financial doom. But they expose the fragility of independence
If money-losing banks are a source of concern, then surely losses by central banks—the bankers for banks—must be especially disconcerting. The tumbling value of assets held by the Bank of Japan and the Swiss National Bank seems a sure sign that central bankers hav…[Read more]
Messrs Acemoglu and Robinson are useful, too: unless you choose the right institutions you will eventually be overcome.
Antawnia Jamison started the topic Can private-equity firms turn a crisis into an opportunity? in the forum Economy 2 months, 1 week ago
Their performance matters both for investors and the wider economy.
Most apparently sound stewards of capital were revealed to be anything but during the 2007-09 financial crisis. Bank bosses were shown to have taken on too much risk. Star hedge-fund managers suffered losses. Nor have the years since then been kind. Banks have been tied up in…[Read more]
Follow Mr Diamond’s advice and settle in the right environment—around fertile plains and mountains—and your people will thrive.
For the players of “Civilization VI”, the latest in a series of video-games that has now lasted almost three decades, such debates are more than academic.
For max weber, a German social theorist, it was the Protestant work ethic that powered capitalism and thus Europe’s success in conquering the world. In “Guns, Germs and Steel” Jared Diamond thought the key to dominance was geography. For Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, authors of “Why Nations Fail”, the important thing is inclusive instituti…[Read more]
Where is the best place to view Manhattanhenge? Instagram posts reveal which places get crowded, and where the best pictures may be taken.
IN 1808 JOHN RANDEL JUNIOR, New York City’s 20-year-old chief surveyor, was asked to design and develop the island of Manhattan, from what is now Houston Street, near its southern tip, to 155th Street, eight m…[Read more]
- The success of Manhattanhenge has inspired similar events throughout the world such as Chicagohenge, Montrealhenge, Torontohenge, Bostonhenge, Phillyhenge, Raleigh-Henge and even MIThenge at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. However, none of them come close to replicating the party atmosphere surrounding Manhattanhenge.
- “A rare and beautiful sight.”
- Over the past few years, Manhattanhenge has gained immense popularity and even served as the title of an episode of the CBS TV series CSI: NY.
- In addition, The Washington Post has even dubbed Manhattanhenge as “New York City’s favorite Instagram holiday”.
The financial world’s nervous system is being rewired and it is not America that is doing it.
Two weeks before Christmas, executives from OneConnect, a Chinese technology firm, boarded a plane to New York. They landed in a chilly atmosphere: American legislators were about to bar Huawei, a telecoms giant suspected of spying for Beijing, from s…[Read more]
Even in lockdown, mothers bear the brunt of child care.
FOR ALL the talk about responsible fathering and child care, it is still mothers who spend much more of their time looking after children—even during the pandemic, even when both parents are furloughed and even when both are working from home. That is one of several findings from a study p…[Read more]
- Not very well, appears to be one of the main conclusions
- London may have gone into a covid-accelerated decline. The shift could reverse three decades of ascendancy.
- Before it was blown off course by covid-19, Boris Johnson’s government had big plans to reshape the economic geography of Britain.
- The idea always seemed a little far-fetched
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