Joe Cummings illustration

Mauricio Macri, Argentina’s new president

The honeymoon period following victory will be brief, write John Paul Rathbone and Benedict Mander

From the blogs

George Osborne’s concept of a municipal energy business for the north of England is a good and timely idea
– Nick Butler
Building on the scale that would lower prices would require far more radical intervention in a market that is not working
– The Exchange: Diane Coyle
No one is served by upping the ante. That way lies disaster — for Moscow and for everyone else
– The Exchange: Ivo Daalder

The grey vote is an affront to democracy

Britain would have a fairer society if it capped the voting age

Illustration by Jonathan McHugh of David Cameron riding on a UK banknote folded into a paper aeroplane
©Jonathan McHugh

Osborne’s axe falls on civic Britain

The exercise is one in transferring to town halls responsibility to implement Whitehall cuts

Since you asked: Heavy on the levy

Employers may complain but the skills shortage is a tricky nut to crack, writes Sarah O’Connor

Earth’s biggest rivals bid to escape the atmosphere

It is perhaps fitting that the space race is being re-run by two tech billionaires, writes John Thornhill

FT Editorial

Surrealism guides Belgians past Paris attacks

Magritte’s homeland gave a united display of absurdist panache, writes Christian Oliver

Reasons to be cheerful, parts one and two

Small compromises are so rare in the US nowadays that we should be thankful for them

Finance gets the Hollywood treatment

‘In “The Big Short” film, Selena Gomez elaborates the principles of synthetic derivatives while placing chips on a casino table’

Boom time for builders but not for houses

Even if the money is there Treasury wishes won’t turn it into homes

Ingram Pinn illustration - Putin
©Ingram Pinn

How not to deal with a humbled Putin

Sanctions are biting and Ukraine has turned into a mire: the west must be canny from now on

Britain as ‘most prosperous economy’ is a fantasy

It is right to hope. But the productivity revival remains uncertain

India must resist carbon imperialism

The rich world’s move against fossil fuels is a disaster for poorer states, writes Arvind Subramanian

Cloned cows cause beef on climate change

UN estimates global meat industry belches out 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions

Cameron’s cunning plan for bombing Syria

The questions over extending air raids answered in 43 key points

Refugees and the propagation of fear

America took in the ‘wretched refuse of teeming shores’ but now it is so fearful and mean-spirited

Markets must get used to price quirks

Less capital and more technology are likely to bring more dislocation

Google aims to break down app ‘walls’

‘App streaming’ could give new lease of life to search business

Osborne takes gentler route to same end

Chancellor’s starting points remain unchanged and questionable

Macri difference will go beyond Argentina

His victory shows change is possible through the ballot box, writes Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez

We are all Eurasian now

In the new age of geopolitics Europeans must think on a supercontinental scale, writes Bruno Maçães



The Financial Times won Comment Pages of the Year at the Comment Awards from Editorial Intelligence on Monday.

FT columnists received four other honours:
Janan Ganesh was named commentariat and political commentator of the year, while Gillian Tett was business commentator of the year and Michael Skapinker business ethics commentator of the year.


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