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Whether it’s homes or jobs, our dreams are moving further out of reach every year

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I travelled to New York City in August for the first time since the pandemic began, to visit friends who had just bought their first home. They are firmly upper-middle class and in their 40s. They took out a mortgage ...

Blyth spirit: a car-free break along the coast of Northumberland

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I’m swimming in the bracing sea near Blyth in Northumberland. A boat sails by, a tern flies overhead with a small silver fish in its beak, and I can feel more fish tickling my feet. The town’s South Beach has miles ...

The G7 helped to build this low-tax world. Are they really ready to change it?

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Back in the 1980s there was a New York hotelier named Leona Helmsley. What made her notorious was her 1989 trial for tax evasion, during which her housekeeper testified that she had once uttered the immortal line: “We...