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The German current account surplus: Much larger than officially reported?

The German current account surplus: Much larger than officially reported?
It appears the German government is manipulating its trade surplus statistics to avoid increased criticism. While Germans believe a massive trade surplus is a confirmation of national superiority, elsewhere it is termed “beggaring thy neighbour”. …

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What chess and artificial intelligence can tell us about economics, innovation and emissions

Introduction
Given the holiday season, I decided to strike a lighter note and write an article on chess, AI, innovation and progress. For a long time, chess had been the ultimate test for artificial intelligence. Turing wrote the first chess program in 1952. …

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