So long, farewell

So lengthy, farewell

IT IS an infinite privilege, and accountability, to put in writing for The Economist and seize a small sliver of readers’ consideration. All advised, there have been effectively over a thousand posts on this weblog (the location historical past runs for 98 pages) in addition to 546 print columns (the final will seem on the […]

The flaws of finance

The flaws of finance

BUSINESS college graduates don’t all need to work in funding banking as of late. The business doesn’t have the identical sort of cachet it did earlier than Lehman Brothers went bust. Still, 31% of those that left Harvard Business School last year went into monetary companies. That made it simply the most well-liked sector, because […]

Hope I save before I get old

Hope I save earlier than I get previous

IF YOU attain the age of 65 within the OECD, you’ll be able to anticipate to live for another 19 years  or so (extra in case you are a lady, much less in case you are a person). If you cease work sooner than 65, and dwell a bit longer than common, you might simply […]

The best books on finance and economics

The greatest books on finance and economics

THE late Hans Rosling is greatest recognized for his Ted talks (right here is one on the wonders of the washing machine). Sadly he died final 12 months. But earlier than he did so, he labored along with his son and daughter-in-law to write down “Factfulness: Ten Reasons Why We’re Wrong About the World—And Why […]

Six precepts every investor should remember

Six precepts each investor ought to bear in mind

SIR ELTON JOHN has a three-year farewell tour deliberate. This columnist has just a few weeks to go, earlier than heading off to a brand new Economist beat. So it looks as if a good suggestion to summarise among the themes which have dominated this weblog.  To begin, long-term investing. Here are a set of […]

The smartphone and the toilet

The smartphone and the bathroom

THE influence of know-how on the financial system is among the most-debated problems with the second, whether or not it’s the potential for automation to trigger unemployment, enhance long-term productiveness, or widen inequality. A great deal of the annual Barclays Equity-Gilt Study, printed yesterday, was dedicated to the topic. But one part caught my eye; […]

An update from Jeremy Grantham

An replace from Jeremy Grantham

JEREMY Grantham is an investor with 50 years of expertise within the markets who is understood for his warning in regards to the outlook for long-term returns (he works for the GMO fund administration group). But he precipitated a stir earlier this yr when he mentioned the possibilities had been high of a melt-up in […]

A plan that wants extra money

AMERICAN private-sector employees face an issue. Too few of them have private-sector pensions, and the federal government scheme, Social Security, arrange by Franklin Roosevelt (pictured) is much less beneficiant than it was. One research estimated that 20m aged Americans will probably be residing in poverty or near-poverty by 2035. A brand new e-book* by Theresa […]

A plan that wants more cash

AMERICAN private-sector employees face an issue. Too few of them have private-sector pensions, and the federal government scheme, Social Security, arrange by Franklin Roosevelt (pictured) is much less beneficiant than it was once. One examine estimated that 20m aged Americans might be dwelling in poverty or near-poverty by 2035. A brand new guide* by Theresa […]

A plan that needs more money

A plan that wants more cash

AMERICAN private-sector staff face an issue. Too few of them have private-sector pensions, and the federal government scheme, Social Security, arrange by Franklin Roosevelt (pictured) is much less beneficiant than it was once. One examine estimated that 20m aged Americans will probably be residing in poverty or near-poverty by 2035. A brand new e-book* by […]