Resistance to fast fashion is futile

The US is full of format innovation, yet it missed the most important innovation of the past decade

From the blogs

US attack puts Afghanistan back on agenda but not enough to draw a major offer of rescue from the west
– The Exchange: Ahmed Rashid
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

‘Anyone but China’ club needs a gatecrasher

The TPP constrains state economic power in ways that seem almost designed with Beijing in mind

Build houses on Britain’s wasted public land

Labour would need to accept some privatisation; the Tories should lose their ownership obsession

Maths is more important than adding up

Business needs problem-solvers who use modern tools

Rome needs surgery and its mayor wants to operate

Marino, a former surgeon, attracts criticism from a city that lurches from crisis to crisis

FT Editorial

Altice playbook may not have happy ending

Investors seem less keen on cable group’s debt-fuelled expansion

‘Fossilist’ finance blocks ‘clean $1tn’

Capital markets have unintended bias to unsustainable investment

Russia’s reckless Middle East adventure

Putin thinks that by storming into Syria he has taken rightful leadership of the winning coalition

The demagogues destroying Europe’s ideals

After Soviet tanks crushed the Hungarian uprising no one caged us behind wire, writes Kati Marton

James Ferguson illustration

Beware of the liquidity delusion

Conventional wisdom has not had a great run over the past decade so it should be questioned

English rugby needs sterner stuff

There can be no favourites — selection must be based on form, writes Will Carling

Economists should keep to the facts

‘Mathiness’ is use of data to give an appearance of scientific content to ideological preconceptions

Back to school in Paris — no gold stars

After London, a child can find a French education rather harsh, writes Anne-Sylvaine Chassany

A radical who has stumbled upon a cause

Running a state according to a system of thought is neither human nor humane

Outside powers at risk from Syria’s fire

Proxy wars can be very dangerous for the nations that are fuelling the conflict

What bankers can teach economists

Myopia contrasts with more convincing action to repair the financial sector, writes Ludger Schuknecht

India’s female students claim the streets

University argues that curfews on women are necessary to ensure safety, writes Amy Kazmin

ECJ should know the truth about Prism

Intelligence programme does not give the US ‘unrestricted access’ to data, says Robert Litt

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

It’s still the middle class, dumbo

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



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