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More jobs by the day—but why?

If we had more confidence in the acceleration of technology, we’d be more optimistic about the economy

By Anatole Kaletsky   January 2016

© illustration by Ben Jennings

As George Osborne justifiably boasted in his Autumn Statement, Britain is now growing as rapidly as the United States and faster than any other G7 economy. Job creation is beating all records, with all the employment losses of the 2008-09 “great recession” now fully recovered and a higher percentage of the population employed than ever before. But if the economy is doing so brilliantly, why was the Chancellor again forced to fudge all his fiscal targets and why does the country…

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