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Martin Wolf is chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 “for services to financial journalism”.
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The path to a new energy economy is clear, but it is technically and politically difficult
The longstanding dream of a high wage, high productivity economy requires coherent policy
As economies exit the pandemic, the job of central banks is relatively simple — less generous, better targeted assistance
Property’s great investment boom has reached its limit — the economy needs new drivers of demand
Politicians should consider radical alternatives to managing an unpleasant normality
A constitutional crisis looms as Trump tightens his grip on the Republicans ahead of 2024
Stagflation would create devastating problems for weaker borrowers, notably heavily indebted emerging economies.
Large, diversified CDC funds will allow generations to protect each other
Money must adapt to an era of new technology— but it has to work for society as a whole
Martin Wolf introduces the winners of the competition celebrating the club’s 200th anniversary
On its 200th anniversary, the club asked how the ideas of Malthus and Ricardo apply to climate change and income today
Lack of a truly global response to the pandemic augurs badly for common action on climate change
Their massive long-term outperformance occurred despite world wars, the Depression and the global financial crisis
The realities of relative power mean the UK and EU are — and will remain — far from equals
But the necessary structural reforms will be harder than many economists imagine
Misguided policies threaten the security in retirement of almost everyone working in the UK private sector
The principal threats to western values come not from China but from inside our own societies
Martin Wolf selects his best mid-year reads
What are the next steps after the summit
America’s economy suffers from inequality and poor labour performance but this is not due to global trade
Existing defined benefit pension funds should be consolidated and opened to a new generation of savers
Martin Wolf on Philippe Aghion and collaborators’ defence of capitalism and the need for regulation and a social safety net
And that will be bad news for the rest of the world economy as it recovers from the pandemic
High-income states can help by lending on their IMF special drawing rights
Failure to address multiple challenges facing the country will result in national decline