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Is Britain bust?

For 300 years our best minds have fretted over the threat of national bankruptcy. As government debt surges upwards, they are doing so again. How worried should we be?
James Buchan  

The Saudi enigma

Saudi oil drives globalisation, Saudi money drives part of the Islamic revolt against it. Have the princes lost control of the religious fervour which underpins their rule and become a liability for the west?
James Buchan  

The poverty of economics

Economic theory has neither the exactness of science nor the insights of literature. Yet it remains the dominant form of organised knowledge in the modern world. James Buchan regrets the influence and arrogance of the discipline and reveals that Adam…
James Buchan