I have long had a guilty fascination with The Sunday Times’ Rich List. I remember its launch in the 1980s. It seemed a fanciful publication. As a teenager in a comp in the provinces, I saw TV skits about yuppies in London getting rich, but I doubt my family knew a higher-rate taxpayer. The Rich […]

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What caught my eye this week. For some people, news that the population time bomb may be spluttering gives hope we can halt – or even reverse – environmental calamity. For others, it’s the harbinger of a demographic shift that will hole portfolios below the line and lead to a great deflation. Given the huge numbers […]

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