Europe must set a course to decarbonise world’s economies

From Thomas Piketty and others. Sir, Economists are usually circumspect in coming out together and speaking with one voice

Regulators were reckless too – so what should their punishment be?

From Richard Barnes. Sir, Further on the subject of ‘reckless bankers’

Let the taper run its course

From John Davies. Sir, Regarding the suggestion by James Bullard: the actions of the Fed in monetising government debt have contributed to a situation where vast piles of cash rush in and out of jurisdictions

The quarterly report is a great equaliser

From Peter Malmqvist. Sir, Lex, in ‘Quarterly reporting: the woods and the trees’ states that ‘quarterly reporting is a dangerous waste of time’

Look at those charming candidates’ exam results

From Bruce Mathers. Sir, Thank you for Lucy Kellaway’s provocative column suggesting recruiting via a dating site

How I wish I could vote for Janan Ganesh

From David Mayes. Sir, Having read Janan Ganesh’s article, am I alone in wishing I could vote for him in the forthcoming general election?

Opportunity for a new settlement in global commodity markets

From Chris Cook. Sir, I take issue with your statement that ‘the commodity price cycle is eternal’

Saudis may be thinking ahead on oil production

From Richard Fletcher. Sir, Philip Hawley suggests that the Saudis may be playing a different game by not cutting production of oil in the face of price falls

Growing, affluent middle class demands high-end healthcare

From Maureen Lewis. Sir, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim makes a strong case for universal health coverage and the components that need attention

EU is bending to US pressure over Ukraine

From Vladimir Yakuni. Sir, Allow me to respectfully disagree with the analysis in your report ‘Russia launches legal challenge over EU sanctions’

Dentists have last laugh over sneering Keynes

From Alex J Pollock. Sir, Your editorial cites the witty line of J M Keynes about wishing that economists could be ‘humble, competent people, on a level with dentists’

Young jobless Tunisians is another scary figure

From Anthony A Gribben. Sir, Many share Roula Khalaf’s disappointment in the failure of the Arab spring and the hope that Tunisia can be a reference point to bring forward democracy, economic wellbeing and stability in the region

Straightening the record on the rail industry

From Michael Roberts. Sir, Your report ‘Pennines rail route faces uphill struggle’ makes a number of statements about the rail industry that are incorrect

A front group for Big Tobacco

From John Stewart. Sir, In James C Miller III’s letter, the ITIC attempts to cast itself as a key stakeholder in setting tobacco taxation policy at last week’s meetings for the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Delaying motherhood is ‘leaning in’ a little too far

From Leanne Indaimo. Sir, Lynda Gratton suggests that in a perfect world, women should be able to postpone their child-rearing until their career is established

More key stages in the driverless egg process

From Ira Sohn. Sir, Robert Shrimsley’s amusing – or should I say alarming – script for future fertility in Silicon Valley omitted a few critical steps

If only I’d had the option

From Kentha Wagner. Sir, A man must have written your editorial ‘Egg freezing is a perk too far in Silicon Valley’s war’

Cap on banker bonuses is the right policy

From Avinash D Persaud. Sir, Having spent a couple of decades as a senior executive at investment banks, I have experienced many different bonus structures

Women want more time to choose a mate

From Katherine A Downs. Sir, In response to your editorial: in my experience with friends and colleagues who chose to freeze their eggs, rarely have career demands been a factor

Right time to have a baby turns on employer’s policy on returning to work

From Terry O’Shaughnessy. Sir, You are right to be sceptical about Facebook’s and Apple’s plans to offer incentives to some female employees to delay having children


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