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The green meme
A green bubble? We dissect the investment boom
Investors of all stripes are getting on board
Free exchange
Who bears the burden of a corporate tax?
Though aimed at shareholders, some of the costs fall on workers
Buttonwood
The bull case for beaten-up Britain
The immediate outlook is rosy; structural problems might even be fixed
The holly and the ivy
David Swensen, an influential investor, died on May 5th
At Yale, Mr Swensen perfected the modern endowment model
Older and wiser
China’s census shows its population is nearing its peak
It is also more urban and better educated
Slicing up the pie
What could a new system for taxing multinationals look like?
The current system is full of holes. Joe Biden wants to help overhaul it
Jump scare?
Consumer-price inflation in America jumps up to 4.2%
Shortages and bottlenecks imply more price rises will follow. But will they last?
Late delivery
America’s economy suffers bottlenecks and shortages
And inflation is picking up speed
Farce and furious
Why foreign banks’ forays on Wall Street have gone wrong—again
The litany of setbacks is probably not over
Buttonwood
The broader lesson from booming copper prices
Shortages in commodity markets offer a paradigm for the post-virus economy
Clean-up operation
Greece’s bumpy road to financial respectability
What a recent rights issue by its biggest lender tells you
Rich pickings
Older women are getting richer. How will wealth managers adapt?
The gains from experimentation could extend beyond older women
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