Why we still love board games

In a sprawling convention centre in Essen, western Germany, the busiest day in the German board games calendar – Saturday at “Spiel” – is about to begin. Hall after hall of stands are piled high with board game boxes, most eschewing the garish graphics of the toy shop...

Should I risk the fine and travel first class?

Dear Economist, My daily journey requires a change of train at Mumbai station, which is extremely crowded. One day I was in a hurry and jumped into first class without a ticket. As luck would have it, the inspector arrived. I admitted I did not have a ticket and paid...

Why do I suddenly have six job offers?

Dear Economist, For the past year I’ve been looking for a new job in banking. No matter what I did or to whom I talked, there were no opportunities and I received nothing but rejections. One month ago, it began to turn. As of this week, I have five job offers – as...

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