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Field trip

— London


The news is full of huge stimulus packages but some smaller initiatives have gone beneath the radar. In Japan, a scheme to encourage jobless young citizens to move from town to work the land could be a global template for modern rural living and a new career.

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There are many ways to jump start national economies to try to get the world spinning faster again. If you’re France you can launch a mini spending spree on arms in an attempt to give your defence industry a jolt while also doing something for your global authority, commissioning a new helicopter assault ship as your pièce de résistance.

If you’re the US you can quite literally get the country moving faster and also please some of your closest allies (high-speed rail masters France, Canada, Germany and Japan) by announcing plans to build a high…


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