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Economy and Politics Archive

When politics are sound and efficient, strong economies usually follow. But when they’re chaotic and ineffective, economic growth is constrained. Conversely, economic downturns often lead to political upheaval, while times of strong economic growth foster political stability.

For a perfect example, just consider how political incompetence factored into the global economic meltdown of 2008. And then look at the political turmoil that followed as a result. We’re still suffering the consequences. The stories below explore this complex relationship.

February 2016

Zeros Approaching

By - February 6, 2016

Global Markets Analyst Martin Hutchinson identifies the cracks and provides context for the crash, as the global financial system approaches yet another credit crisis.

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