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The $350 million match

You might not have heard of it, but it’s the biggest sporting contest in the world when it comes to its monetary value. Sam O’Connor explains the riches of the Championship play-off final.

Boris Island: the answer to London’s economic woes?

In what has been termed the global infrastructure age, governments around the world appear to be scrambling to pull their nations out of economic doom and gloom through the development of major projects in a bout of supply stimulation.

Not least of these is the proposal from the (somewhat eccentric) Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. When this man isn’t awkwardly riding bicycles or dangling helplessly from flying foxes—Google the London Olympics opening ceremony for some hilarious shots—he does actually try and run one of the world’s major metropolises.

This, of course, includes Heathrow, one of the largest and most confusing airport hubs worldwide—at least for now.

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The World this week with ESSA

Hand picked selection of economics content from around the web.

This week: Austerity is supposed to reduce debt and stabilise recessions – but has it worked? Also why Australia’s macro policies have been successful, and the case for legalising prostitution.

ESSA, 14 October 2012

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