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Is Russia building an atomic priesthood?

The Blind Spot was one of the first online publications to highlight how an increasingly religious mindset, possibly inspired by a desire to manifest the myth of Moscow as The Third Rome, was possibly influencing Vladimir Putin’s bellicosity in Ukraine. Since then, the idea that Putin sees himself as engaged in a holy mission on […]

In the Blind Spot ($hortages, Roubini, Mass hysteria)

Finance, markets, economics etc… The new corporate governance – a paper by Oliver Hart and Luigi Zingales that argues in favour of replacing shareholder value maximisation with shareholder welfare maximization. The yuan is depreciating quickly: (Chart courtesy of the FT’s market pages.) The People‚Äôs Bank of China (PBOC) said on Monday that it will cut […]