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Optimism for an economic recovery is rising after a year of coronavirus-induced misery. But expectations of stronger growth – as well as the higher inflation that could accompany it – are pushing interest rates up, forcing investors to re-examine their valuation of stocks, bonds and any other investment. When trying to determine the value of …

A cynic, writes Oscar Wilde, is someone who “knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” On this basis, our dominant economic system – corporate capitalism – is beyond cynicism. A cynic, writes Oscar Wilde, is someone who “knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” On this basis, our dominant …