Articles and analyses from the INET community on the key economic questions of our time.


Manufacturing jobs will disappear - no matter where you are

Apr 12, 2012

Just as the agricultural share of employment has fallen from 40% in the 1920s to less than 2% of the workforce in Europe today, manufacturing’s share of employment will fall to less than 5% of employment.


From 1000AD to 1970 the History of World Trade is Based on Fact, After 1970, Fiction?

Mar 28, 2012

Having just started Findlay and O’Rourke’s mammoth history of world trade in the second millenia, I have been struck by a strange incongruity