The Economist (official group for The Economist newspaper)

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A look at the crisis in the West from a long historical perspective, with a look forward to the future.

CEO and Founder of Lumicity Ltd, solar, wind and biomass developer

HFN looks at origin of the crisis that is hitting the West. This article covers a lot of ground – 500 years of history ranging from the Age of Discovery to the Opium Wars; a geographical reach over the entire globe, from Edo to Constantinople and Beijing to Washington; economic thought, from mercantilism to free trade; regulation and deregulation; and the impact of the financial services sector on jobs and our economies. It then looks the future with a call to arms.

Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus was written around 1592 and was based on an earlier German work about Dr Faustus, a talented German scholar at Wittenburg University who was frustrated by the limits of human knowledge....

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