Alphachat: Fact-checking Brexit claims with Tim Harford

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Alphachat: Alan Taylor on financialisation, business cycles, and crises; and a mid-year review

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Alphachat: McDonald’s as community center, the two Americas, and the reputation of Wall Street workers

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Alphachat: merging with our longform podcast; responding to listeners; Heather Boushey on the economics of work and life

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Alphachat: hedge fund problems, performance and personalities

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Alphachat: Guy Debelle on the Fed, China, and FX

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Alphachat: private equity’s mark-to-fantasy problem, and the political economy of gangster states

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Alphachat: oil and savings; and tax havens in… South Dakota?

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Alphachat: behavioural economics at work; positional goods

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How Greece restructured its debt, and a Jamaican success story

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When countries go bankrupt

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Going bust is painful. But when you are a country it is particularly awful.

While people and companies have recourse to established legal frameworks that govern their bankruptcies, struggling countries have to tackle debts in what is close to a legal limbo.

As a result, both countries and their creditors are uniquely vulnerable. The former have no formal bankruptcy protection that it can use for an orderly restructuring of its debts, but the latter have few ways to compel a stubborn state to heel (at least in the post-gunboat diplomacy era). The result is a delicate balance — and when it breaks down, it can lead to an unholy mess. Read more

Alphachat: Under-appreciated moments in economic history; mid-career switches; “The Age of Stagnation”

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Alphachat: alternative data mining, earnings season, and Meb Faber on hedge funds

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Alphachat: the psychology and study of expertise; and the future for Disney

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Alphachat: the Cuban economy, and Caroline Freund on emerging-market billionaires

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Alphachat: dodgy corporate jet use, NGDP targeting, and the battle over IEX

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Alphachat: Super Tuesday, money in politics, and what happened to the “libertarian moment”?

Here comes Super Tuesday
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Our chat with Michael Pettis (updated with full transcript)

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Alphachat: the legacy of China’s one-child policy; and the fall of Theranos

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Alphachat: Michael Pettis on the Chinese economy, plus the US election and conservative talk radio

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Alphachat: Mauboussin on short-termism; millenials staying put; Perella vs Kramer

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Alphachat: cyber-security, Detroit vs Silicon Valley, and markets mayhem

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Alphachat: whether Davos matters, the end of privacy, and the economics of aging

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Alphachat: America’s eBay for guns, the gadgets of CES, and predictions for 2016

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Alphachat: The FT’s US newsroom wraps up the year, looks ahead

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Alphachat: the life of a dissident Cuban economist; a Mexico-US free travel zone; “Hamilton”!

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Alphachat: What happens after rates rise, the shrinking middle class and pay equity

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Alphachat: The future of BlackBerry, the renminbi, and George Lucas’s gift to Chicago

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Alphachat: The US SUV boom, Jamaica’s IMF success and a chat with Reihan Salam

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Alphachat: Robots, artificial intelligence and a sluggish shopping season

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