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The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis

A comprehensive analysis of European craft guilds through eight centuries of economic history

Sheilagh Ogilvie
Princeton University Press, February 12, 2019

''You are engineers of human souls...''

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Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin
During his meeting with writers in preparation for the first Congress of the Union of Soviet Writers, October 1932

Modern Pandemics: Recession and Recovery

Ma, Chang, John Rogers, and Sili Zhou
International Finance Discussion Papers 1295. Washington: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 2020

“Nobody has any intention of building a wall!”

"Niemand hat die Absicht, eine Mauer zu errichten!"

GDR head of State, Walter Ulbricht
June 15, 1961

''But still the “totalitarian temptation”, as Jean-François Revel called it, is there''

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Roger Scruton
How to Be a Conservative, Blooomsbury, 2014

“Ignorance, there is no authority in the world like it.”

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Orson Welles
Orson Welles Talks About Making “Citizen Kane”, The Dick Cavett Show, May 14, 1970

Financial Immortality

Around the turn of the 5th century, St Augustine of Hippo, a Christian theologian and philosopher, wrote in his ‘Confessions’ a whole section (Book XI) devoted to the nature of time. He sought to illustrate how difficult it is to define time and presented it as an enigma.

The Unchained Banker, September 13 2020

The power of masks

We encounter masks everywhere at the moment. What stories and customs do they hide and show?

Sophie Campbell, guest author
LGT, August 3, 2020
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