Uber and the bumpy road ahead

‘Fifty-three million Americans — some 34% of the workforce — are now defined as freelancers’

Gillian Tett/Frontline Q&A

The FT and the Frontline correspondent Martin Smith and producer Marcela Gaviria join for a discussion of Money, Power and Wall Street, the special investigation into the struggles to rescue and repair a shattered US economy following the financial crisis, being aired on the PBS network

China risks repeating the errors of Japan

To see what happens when government tries to prop up stock prices, Tokyo’s story is sobering

The shadow of sexual abuse on campus

‘Parents (and children) need to think much harder about the risks that arise from living in a hyper-sexualised era’

The wild world of robot investing

Automated computer programs have changed how markets function

Productivity dilemma for Fed

Slowdown flies in the face of popular belief that the western world is undergoing a technology boom

The truth about dogs

‘Walking a dog is like carrying a beach towel that says: “Tell me your life story.” It is the ultimate tool for breaking down social barriers’

Zombie corporate cash infests US economy

Low interest rates make it hard to achieve returns in capital markets that many have given up trying

Is it always good to share?

‘Before Zuckerberg’s post about miscarriage, most women probably did not feel much empathy with the billionaire tech-nerd’

What students should really be learning

‘By using the wisdom of cyber crowds, the hope is that we can all shape education in a way that reflects economic change’

US free markets tied down by red tape

More needs to be done to slash a costly occupational licence system in America

Samsung reveals limits to activist powers

After a decade of frenetic growth, the low-hanging fruit may have already been plucked

#hashtagsareeverywhere

‘Hashtags can make people engaged but they can make them tribal too’

The Club Med Marshall Plan

‘The worse things get in Europe, the more we need crazy ideas, if not jokes’

Prepare for more cyber attacks on US

Washington needs to answer the question that Kissinger once asked of Europe: ‘Who do I call?’

The science prize that’s making waves

‘The Ocean Health XPrize reveals a new fashion among philanthropists’

Puerto Rico crisis in US back yard

The problem bedevilling the island is not just its $72bn debt but any obvious way to restructure it

New York’s biggest Apple

‘In years to come we may find it utterly bizarre to think that anyone ever wanted to go into a windowless basement to buy an iPhone’

Prepare for fireworks from populist left

The safety of their savings is no longer voters’ most pressing concern

Brace yourselves

‘An item that used to inspire shame has turned into a rite of passage, if not a fashion statement, for US tweens and teens’

A bloated Fed prepares to shape up

The balance sheet should shrink to a more normal size after seven or eight years

ABOUT GILLIAN

Gillian Tett Gillian Tett serves as US managing editor. She writes weekly columns for the Financial Times, covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues.

In 2014, she was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards and was the first recipient of the Royal Anthropological Institute Marsh Award. Her other honors include a SABEW Award for best feature article (2012), President’s Medal by the British Academy (2011), being recognized as Journalist of the Year (2009) and Business Journalist of the Year (2008) by the British Press Awards, and as Senior Financial Journalist of the Year (2007) by the Wincott Awards. In June 2009 her book Fool’s Gold won Financial Book of the Year at the inaugural Spear’s Book Awards.

Tett’s past roles at the FT have included US managing editor (2010-2012), assistant editor, capital markets editor, deputy editor of the Lex column, Tokyo bureau chief, and a reporter in Russia and Brussels. Her upcoming book, to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2015, will look at the global economy and financial system through the lens of cultural anthropology.

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