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By Robert Skidelsky - May 29,2023
LONDON — With investors pouring billions of dollars into artificial intelligence (AI)-related startups, the generative AI frenzy is beginning to look like a speculative bubble akin to the Dutch tulip mania of the 1630s and the South Sea Bubble of the early eighteenth century.
By Robert Skidelsky - Mar 28,2023
LONDON — In 1969, the British financial journalist Samuel Brittan published a book called Steering the Economy: The Role of the Treasury.
By Robert Skidelsky - Feb 21,2023
LONDON — Is the world economy globalising or de-globalising? The answer would have seemed obvious in 1990. Communism had just collapsed in Central and Eastern Europe. In China, Deng Xiaoping was unleashing capitalist enterprise.
By Robert Skidelsky - Jan 17,2023
LONDON — In December 1939, police raided the home of George Orwell, seizing his copy of D.H. Lawrence’s “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”.
By Robert Skidelsky - Oct 29,2022
LONDON  —  Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union’s last leader, was buried last month at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow next to his wife Raisa and near fellow Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.
By Robert Skidelsky - Sep 13,2022
LONDON  —  Amid the many, and deserved, tributes to Queen Elizabeth II, one aspect of her 70-year reign remained in the background: her role as monarch of 15 realms, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
By Robert Skidelsky - Jul 20,2022
LONDON  —  Nearly all political careers end in failure, but Boris Johnson is the first British prime minister to be toppled for scandalous behaviour.
By Robert Skidelsky - May 21,2022
LONDON  —  Finland and Sweden have announced that they will apply for NATO membership.
By Robert Skidelsky - Apr 27,2022
LONDON  —  Through persuasion, exhortation, legal processes, economic pressure and sometimes military force, American foreign policy asserts the United States’ view about how the world should be run.
By Robert Skidelsky - Mar 20,2022
LONDON  —  The West has imposed massive financial and economic sanctions on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. But are the sanctions supposed to be a way to end the war? Are they a means of punishing Russia for its bad behaviour?



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