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The debilitating effects of long Covid have just begun to hit economies

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The impact of the pandemic on our economy as we attempt to reopen is top of the agenda, with ships on the wrong side of the globe, gas prices rising and surging demand for many goods going unmet. How big and long last...

Pick the wrong degree and even wedding bells are less likely

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You’ve got to choose carefully what you study at university because the subject determines what you go on to earn. Men taking creative arts degrees on average earn less than if they hadn’t done the course, while those...

The pandemic has united people but old attitudes to welfare are returning

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The pandemic has been a shared experience, albeit one we’ve experienced very differently. Those at low risk followed restrictions to protect those in great danger. Billions of pounds were spent protecting those whose ...

IQs are on the rise, but we don’t need hard facts any more

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Let’s start with the good news: we’re getting brighter. 슬프게도, not individually as we age, but IQs have risen over time, with new generations having higher reasoning skill scores than their predecessors. This progress...

후 200 연령, the Spanish Inquisition still exacts its toll

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History isn’t just of historical interest – it matters for understanding economies today. That’s the lesson of a growing body of research demonstrating the very long shadow cast by events. A new paper on the Spanish I...

Legalising same-sex marriages made even the unwed happy

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Most people getting married think it’ll make them happy. At least I hope they do – it’s not worth it for the ring or the £5-a-week embarrassment of the marriage allowance. 운 좋게, even if not everyone getting hitched...

Political corruption makes it more likely we’ll cheat at the checkout

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It’s not just Covid that’s contagious – corruption is too. We’ve always known that if some coppers, politicians or border guards take bribes their colleagues follow suit. If everyone’s at it, people don’t want to be l...

Why raising national insurance is not the way to tackle Britain’s social care crisis

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The government intends to increase social care spending. 그것은 100% right to do so. It is apparently considering plans to raise national insurance (NI) to make that possible. 그것은 100% wrong to do so. Our social care...

Our first economic experiences affect our relationship with work for life

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Formative experiences in life are… formative. Our parents shape our future for good and ill, affecting everything from our relationships to the jobs we do. But our prospects are also shaped by our formative economic e...

Covid-19 lockdowns may be making us more authoritarian

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Public preferences can affect public policy – that’s what the whole democracy thing is about. Or at least the focus group part of it. But it turns out the policy/preferences relationship is a two-way street: governmen...

UK employers may be struggling to fill jobs, but this isn’t a new era of worker power

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Commentators have decided that the labour market is booming, reporting that firms are finding it hard to hire people. Some have predicted the dawn of a new era of worker power that will push up wages, while others wor...

Why fund managers from poorer families outshine richer peers

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This is one of those dangerous bits of research that reinforces all your prior assumptions. But with wave three surging, we all deserve a pick-me-up from knowing we were right all along. Loads of research shows it’s e...

Workers are again learning the power of collectivism

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You need to take good news where you can find it. 지난주, that place was new trade union membership statistics. The story for decades has been that unions are in irreversible decline, but membership in 2020 rose by...

대유행은 가난한 사람들의 정신 건강에 가장 큰 영향을 미쳤습니다.

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Covid-19는 바이러스로 인한 공중 보건 위기입니다. 그러나 그것은 또한 우리의 정신 건강에 큰 피해를줍니다, 전염병 기간 동안 급증하는 우울증 증상에 대한 새로운 통계청 데이터에 따르면. 수사슴 ...

Having a politician living in your street is a price worth paying

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Most of you probably don’t want to live next door to a politician. There’s all the unwanted leaflets come election time and think of the constant renovations… But maybe you should think again. That’s one interpretatio...

In Britain, the rich are richer but the poor far poorer than in Europe

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Ask an economist how unequal the UK is and they’ll answer by reeling off our nation’s Gini coefficient – currently 33.5. This will not help you much. Sometimes, they’ll note this is a high level of inequality, compare...

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