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We know that David Clapson was actively searching for work when he died because a pile of CVs he had just printed out was found a few metres from his body. The last time he spoke to his sister, a few before
Young people are at the bottom of a pile of economic shit. The government is being pretty triumphant about the state of the economy recently, with George Osborne strutting around Westminster looking even
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Suddenly, there is a new economist making waves – and he is not on the right. At the conference of the Institute of New Economic Thinking in Toronto last week, Thomas Piketty's book Capital in the Twenty-First
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