The lockdowns now risk causing more deaths than coronavirus. The political consensus is shattered. The science is in disarray. The people are restive and confused. National finances are in meltdown. The moment of truth is near, writes Victor Hill.
Economics & Markets
Boris Johnson wants us to set our gaze beyond the coronavirus pandemic to contemplate a future when our homes are powered by wind alone. Is he tilting at windmills like Don Quixote? Victor Hill is asking.
With a ‘second wave’ of Covid-19 seemingly upon us, Filipe R. Costa looks at passive strategies to protect against the downside.
It is nearly a year since a new virus emerged in China and rapidly spread around the world. During those months, what have we learnt? asks fund manager Tim Price.
Microprocessor technology – the design and manufacture of computer chips – is now central to national security policy and the great game of geopolitics. Victor Hill investigates.
If our politicians end up learning anything from this debacle, which is admittedly doubtful, it should be that the primary role of the government within the economy is simply to get out of the way.
America is in for a melodramatic end to the pandemic year. The US presidential election is turning nasty and may have a messy outcome, writes Victor Hill.
As part of an occasional series on AI, Victor Hill considers some new thinking on how machines might one day be made “to think”.
With nearly one million deaths worldwide from Covid-19, who will get the vaccine first? Will it work? And there is a dangerous trade-off between speed and safety, writes Victor Hill.
Gold, as an asset class, has had many detractors, particularly amongst the institutional community, but is that about to change?