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After Manufacturing
After Manufacturing
Automation Chops Off Development Ladder’s Lowest Rungs

One of the most important industries for economic development is getting taken over by robots.

After Manufacturing
The End of Economic Development?

Increasingly, more and more people are preparing to get on the development ladder only to find that it no longer exists.

After Manufacturing
Steel Overcapacity Rattles Europe

Countries like Germany and France have been fighting for decades to slow the decline of manufacturing jobs, without doing nearly enough to prepare for a new, post-mass-manufacturing economy.

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The real stumbling block to Democratic legislative power.

brave new world

An Australian account of China’s gains doubles as a bleak assessment of Obama’s legacy in the region.

Crude Economics

London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

Greeks Bearing Debts

Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

WRM Elsewhere

Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

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