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Both Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss have pledged to cut the size of the state. Martin Ivens thinks the best place to start is with the House of Lords, the home of institutionalized sleaze

There’s a battle on Wikipedia over the definition of a recession

Retirement expenses are too unpredictable for too many Americans

The world pulled together to respond to food shortages created by the Ukraine war. It was valuable practice, writes @littletrip 

A convincing win for nationalists in Italian elections next month will quickly give way to a battle of wills between Giorgia Meloni and Matteo Salvini, writes @mariatad 

The UK is politically paralyzed and awaiting its next prime minister. Now here comes stagflation

The economic recovery may hang on the fierce debate over a curve named for an architect of Britain's postwar welfare state, says @johnauthers 

The @bankofengland  is forecasting surging inflation and collapsing growth. Its predictions don't take into account tax cuts, argues @marcusashworth 

It’s open season on UK financial regulation, says @hughes_chris 


Mexico, India and Pakistan. Texas, Florida and California. These places have seen record numbers of new cases as lockdown restrictions were eased. Should that mean a return to harsh lockdowns?

People who deactivated Facebook in a study were happier afterward, reporting higher levels of life satisfaction and lower levels of depression and anxiety. That change is equal to about 25-40% of the beneficial effect typically reported for psychotherapy

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Let’s take a break from worrying about the apocalypse and celebrate some good news: ??We're living longer ?We're healthier ??Child mortality is down ?Poverty is decreasing ?Literacy is increasing ?We're killing each other less

In Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation, a bloody civil war is now in its 16th month. The fighting between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s forces and the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front seems at a standstill

Inflation stings most if you earn less than $300K. Here's how to deal: ➡️ Take the bus ➡️ Don’t buy in bulk ➡️ Try lentils instead of meat ➡️ Nobody said this would be fun

It’s easy to feel as if there’s no light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel: ?ICUs are filling up ?Fresh lockdowns ?Herd immunity a long way off Yet we shouldn’t ignore the better news from Asia

These are the places Covid-19 spreads in the real world: ?Workplaces ?Restaurants ⛪️Churches ?Parties It doesn't really spread here: ?Public parks ?Beaches ?Quick trips to the grocery store

In August and September, more than a million people dropped out of the workforce. 80% of them were women. When women give up their careers, the choice is almost never truly a free one

From ??Spain to the??U.K. to the ??U.S., the coronavirus epidemic has exposed poor leadership and governance worldwide. But there’s one noticeable and surprising exception: ??Greece