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Hung Up

The trials of David Cameron

For the prime minister, this election is less a contest with Ed Miliband than a battle to convince the public that he really cares. But after five years of cuts, is it too late?<p>Back in 2013, David Cameron held a confidential meeting at Chequers, attended by only a handful of trusted political …

Conservative Party

The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries

Fifty years ago, an international legal system was created to protect the rights of foreign investors. Today, as companies win billions in damages, insiders say it has got dangerously out of control<p>Luis Parada’s office is just four blocks from the White House, in the heart of K Street, Washington’s …

Free Trade

Richer and Poorer

Accounting for inequality.<p>For about a century, economic inequality has been measured on a scale, from zero to one, known as the Gini index and named after an Italian statistician, Corrado Gini, who devised it in 1912, when he was twenty-eight and the chair of statistics at the University of …