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LSE academics join Nobel laureates in quest to explain inequalities

In 2015, the economists Angus Deaton and Anne Case published a paper which claimed to have made a discovery that soon reverberated around the developed world: middle-aged, white Americans were dying at an alarmingly fast rate. Unlike nearly every other…

Paul Mason: “If Brexit’s the worst thing that happens to Britain, I’ll be relieved”

PostCapitalism author says in order to defeat the New Right and AI domination, we need to revisit the moral philosophy of Aristotle and reconfigure universities Go to the first half of the interview… Former Economics Editor at Channel 4 News,…

Paul Mason wants to Make Humanism Great Again

The author of PostCapitalism argues in a new book the need to renew our focus on what it means to be human so we can achieve techno-utopia Utopia is back. The idea of the ‘perfect’ society — out of fashion…

As it looks to the future, LSE renews focus on teaching

In LSE’s latest vision for the future of the school, a key idea is familiar, Guest Contributor Scott Carpenter writes As the London School of Economics (LSE) rolls out its 11-year vision for the future of the school, called LSE…

“Populism is one of Latin America’s biggest exports” LSE’s new Public Policy head speaks to The Beaver

Andres Velasco is an academic who talks with the ease of a good politician. This should come as no surprise to those who have followed his career. The inaugural dean of the LSE’s new School of Public Policy has split…

LSE reckons with its student satisfaction problem

As he closed the books on the 2014 school year, LSE Director Craig Calhoun had many things to celebrate. And one pointed regret. The School continued to rank among the best in the world in the social sciences; The Times…

Tackling Sexism at The City Varsity

On March 18th, the rugby teams of Imperial and LSE met at Rosslyn Park for the much anticipated Varsity match. Despite strong opposition, LSE was victorious across the board, with both the Men’s and Women’s team delivering impressive performances. However,…

Will Blockchain Technology Change The World?

Society today is filled with uncertainty  —  and with valid reason. To be sure your fairtrade purchase is really helping a coffee bean farmer in Ethiopia, or that you know what percentage of your donation is actually being given to…

Writing the LSE story since 1949

Though The Beaver has evolved through the decades, its penchant for substantive news coverage and hard-hitting commentary has never dwindled. Here’s a look at the history of our paper from its inception to the present day. 1949 1954 1964 1973…

Minouche is in her second year. How is she faring?

For LSE Directors, much like students and Premier League managers, the second year is the most important. Dame Nemat Talaat Shafik – Minouche – has been at the School for less time than many of its students. She feels like…

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