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Why Hospitals Never Have Enough Nurses: The Explanatory Power of “Prasad’s Law” of Wealth Concentration

Nurses, or more accurately, nurse staffing levels demonstrate a central bad incentive in American medicine.

Bulgaria attracts record tech investment

Country has emerged as one corner of south-eastern Europe’s ‘Silicon Valley’

Tucker Carlson Tears into Vulture Capitalist Paul Singer for Strip Mining American Towns

Tucker Carlson takes on the feared vulture capitalist Paul Singer as an examplar of how hedge funds are destroying American communities.

Former World Bank president faults Trump’s China policy

Robert Zoellick says president risks pushing Beijing towards a parallel system

Private payrolls growth tumbles in November as jobs market is 'losing its shine'

The big miss could call into question the relatively rosy estimates for Friday's nonfarm payrolls report.

Debt Bubble to End All Bubbles – Michael Snyder

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Journalist and book author Michael Snyder says corporate debt is at record highs standing at $10 trillion. Snyder points out debt is setting records in every aspect of

How to reform today’s rigged capitalism

We must address weakened competition, feeble productivity growth, high inequality and degraded democracy
The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s poverty plan: spread it widely? | Editorial

The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s poverty plan: spread it widely? | Editorial

Mr Johnson once thought ‘destitution on a Victorian scale’ might be a good thing. With Tory policies he may yet deliver such a dystopiaDid Boris Johnson watch Channel 4’s documentary Growing Up Poor?
Labour vows to end 'prejudice' faced by disabled people in UK

Labour vows to end 'prejudice' faced by disabled people in UK

Party proposes measures across welfare, public services, transport, housing and jobsLabour has promised to end what it calls the “hostile environment” for disabled people in the social security system

Trump says he is prepared to wait for US-China trade deal

Stock markets sell off as president warns that agreement could come after US election

Brazil’s economy grows faster than expected in third quarter

Expansion beats analysts’ forecasts and boosts hope for cyclical recovery

US proposes 100% tariffs on French goods over digital tax

Trump administration targets champagne and handbags on day of trade war escalation

Trump to hit Brazil and Argentina with metals tariffs

US president cites currency ‘devaluation’ as he reignites trade tensions

UK manufacturers report sharpest job cuts in seven years

PMI survey also shows businesses scaling back production as new orders falter

Europe First: how Brussels is retooling industrial policy

FT series: the push to develop a batteries industry for electric vehicles reflects a big change in EU thinking
Tackling climate crisis is what we should be doing, says new IMF boss

Tackling climate crisis is what we should be doing, says new IMF boss

In an exclusive interview, Kristalina Georgieva tells why global heating is as big a threat to economic stability as another financial crashKristalina Georgieva is very keen to talk about the research
The odds are against Remain. But outsiders can still win

The odds are against Remain. But outsiders can still win

If pro-EU politicians stopped fighting each other, the majority of voters, who agree with them, may yet prevail against BrexitThis is my last column before the 12 December election. At the time of
An election all about the future lets Boris Johnson avoid blame for the present | Andy Beckett

An election all about the future lets Boris Johnson avoid blame for the present | Andy Beckett

After nine years of austerity, much of Britain is in a dire state. But we’re not talking enough about whose fault that isIn this acrimonious election, seemingly the one thing everyone can agree on is
How the right’s radical thinktanks reshaped the Conservative party

How the right’s radical thinktanks reshaped the Conservative party

In the wake of the Brexit vote, ultra free market thinktanks have gained exceptional access to the heart of Boris Johnson’s government. By Felicity Lawrence, Rob Evans, David Pegg, Caelainn Barr and