Illustration for Ed Luce column
©Matt Kenyon

It’s still the middle class, dumbo

Yet no American populist has reached the Oval Office since the 19th century

From the blogs

Syria is central to the struggle for Middle East and Putin aims to make others follow his initiative, not vice-versa
– The Exchange: Fyodor Lukyanov
There is a growing risk of open war and oil facilities and exports would be primary targets
– Nick Butler
Commodity shock is redistributing activity from commodity producers and to commodity consumers
– Gavyn Davies

Illegal trade is the elephant in the room

How would I explain to my children how we let the last of these animals die, writes Prince William

Volkswagen’s threat to the German model

Berlin’s over-reliance on cars is a silly strategy, much like Britain’s dependence on finance

The ECJ has its facts wrong about Prism

Data collection neither ‘mass’ nor ‘unrestricted’, says Robert Litt

Russia must work with America in Syria

We should persuade Moscow to act with us in resolving such a problem, writes Zbigniew Brzezinski

FT Editorial

A walk on Mars is a step to the stars

This could be the first move to exploring our solar system and a wider cosmos, writes Martin Rees

Recruiters spread net, but elite stay top

Some who may have been excluded from the professions now have more chance, writes Emily Cadman

Joe Cummings illustration - Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren, designer of American dream

A changing of the guard as the fashion boss hands the reins over, writes John Gapper

Koenig was the man who put VW on track

In those days it felt strange for a bunch of Jews to own a German car

Erica Wagner Illustration
©Jonathan McHugh

A refuge for London’s huddled hipsters

Pricy breakfast cereals from around the world find a home in the East End, writes Erica Wagner

Carney is wrong on our fossil fuels need

Central bankers use influence to make economy more stable, not create despair, writes Philip Lambert

The credit bubble, bears and central bankers

What happens when emerging market private money creation slows or goes into reverse?

Corbyn’s challenges to economic convention

Labour’s policy to cut the deficit by raising taxes on business and the rich needs work, but has merit

Do not blame Merkel for the refugees

Nationalist rhetoric cannot deliver national solutions — co-operation is what the EU is for

Sign e-petitions and change the world

Despite high-tech trappings, they are essentially a feudal mechanism, writes Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

Mystic Mark Carney, the BoE’s new seer

‘Britain’s SMEs will find it far harder to sell their goods once the cosmos is ruled by Martians’

Catalan poll sparks crisis for Spain

The status quo is no longer tenable. Reform along clearer federal lines is needed

Publishers are in peril from annoying ads

Sale of Business Insider shows the challenge facing anyone that relies on digital advertising

Far-flung fallout from capture of Kunduz

Fall of Afghan city is a threat to central Asia yet warning signs were ignored, writes Ahmed Rashid

Diplomacy behind Russia’s Syrian bombs

Obama and Putin’s hopes of rescuing the country from disintegration look overblown already



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