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Anti-growth coalition: a sure sign that Truss is in trouble

Loud slogans, lazy generalisations, and an insistence on perpetuating divisions; an all too familiar tool wielded by desperate politicians. Liz Truss’ shiny and insubstantial new phrase does not seem to be an exception.  During her speech at last Wednesday’s conservative party conference, Truss demonstrated once again that she is a politician who defines herself by […]

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Biden delivers big bucks with new stimulus bill

The Student‘s White House Correspondents on what President Biden’s American Rescue Plan means for the US economy With a bill widely touted as a pastiche of the New Deal, US President Joe Biden is one step closer to becoming Franklin D. Roosevelt’s spiritual successor. A bold endeavour to jolt the US economy into action, President […]

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The US should now be encouraging spending

President Biden’s fiscal stimulus is not only big news for Americans, but it also presents opportunities for the globe. This is the most significant shift back to fiscal policy as a way of stimulating economic activity, away from from the monetary policy strategy of the 2007-8 recession. Importantly, this package adds to the $4 trillion […]

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ISIS’ well-defined finance arm has afforded it military and political control

Carving out a caliphate costs money. Through extortion, finance, and the spoils of war has the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, been able to afford its military and political dominion in northern Iraq and parts of Syria. The vast revenues ISIS has managed to accrue mean it is perhaps the best-funded terrorist organisation […]