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The Prospect editorial: 2020 vision

Zoom out and take a longer view, and there are good reasons to muster a new confidence for the 2020s

By Tom Clark   Winter Special

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Perhaps it was because 2019 was quite so grinding that as the nights drew in, there was little excitement, or even acknowledgement, about the dawn of a new decade. The 2010s had begun with stagnant economics, and ended with angry politics. They were years lived in the long shadow of the financial crisis, and as we emerge blinking from them, if we dare to look ahead at all, we mostly do so with trepidation. There are some good reasons…

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