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Interview with Edward Carr, Deputy Editor of The Economist

Interview with Edward Carr, Deputy Editor of The Economist

We are extremely proud to present an exclusive Assumptions interview with none other than Edward Carr, the Deputy Editor responsible for The Economist! After starting in The Economist as a science correspondent in 1987, he covered various topics ranging from electronics to trade to energy to the environment. In 2000, he left for the Financial Times, where…

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The PFI Puzzle

The PFI Puzzle

News in January was dominated by the collapse of Carillion, the second largest engineering firm in the country employing almost 20,000 British workers. Since Carillion held many government contracts such as on health, schools and prisons, the subsequent liquidation of the company has prompted many to question the use of private finance initiatives (PFI) by…

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A Society without a Leader?

A Society without a Leader?

Strong leaders in established political structures seem to be the obvious, and indeed the only choice for managing society. Leaders are accountable and tasked solely with looking after their community. However, this is not the case everywhere. A self-proclaimed, independent micro- community in a small Copenhagen neighbourhood has shown that a successful society doesn’t need…

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