From the birth of our nation, we were obsessed with self-sufficiency. But now, as an open economy, we must embrace a future of increased possibilities
The crisis exposed design flaws in the euro that are being tackled, and the foundations of the currency are now stronger
An alliance with liberal and open northern European states with which we share common values is giving rise to what some are calling ‘the new Hanseatic League’
Mutual ties mean we are perfectly placed to liaise between the US and the EU, amid a major reform of US taxation policies and various nations’ competing global interests
Politics/economics: Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide To Thriving In The Age Of Accelerations, By Thomas L Friedman, Allen Lane, €19.55
What’s Gone Wrong With The Language Of Politics?
The Labour leader is a populist critic of New Politics who didn’t support the Old Politics either
The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The US Standard of Living Since the Civil War; By Robert J Gordon