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Europe First: Brussels is preparing to give up its ideals of free trade

Europe First: Brussels is preparing to give up its ideals of free trade

The last great defender of rules-based open commerce — the European Union — is about to fall. It happens in slow motion and the impact will be painful. If the world’s largest trading bloc abandons the concept of free trade, the entire global economy will suffer. But such an outcome looks increasingly likely, as the …

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Ireland has raked in billions from tech giants. But what if the golden egg hen flies into the nest? | John Naughton

In 1958, a young Irish civil servant named Kenneth Whitaker surprised his political masters in Dublin with a 250-page document that he and some of his colleagues in the Treasury had been working on in secret for months. Its title, Economic Development, was perhaps deceptively bland, but its message was blindingly clear. The country was …

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