Maybe we should look to ancient Greece to provide the solution

From Neil McMillan. Sir, In a week where we have seen the ECB finally go for QE and the Greeks hold an election, I wonder whether we should look at Ancient Athens for alternative solutions

Make Greek debt payment in relation to its capacity

From Niklas Wijkander. Sir, I would like to commend Reza Moghadam’s well-reasoned argument in ‘Halve the debt and keep the eurozone together’

Win-win solution with Greek debt-for-equity swap

From Richard Tice. Sir, I wrote to you more than two years ago to say that if Greece were a company, its advisers would recommend a debt-for-equity swap

Aer Lingus has protected the west of Ireland

From Paul O’Hara. Sir, Regarding the latest takeover attempt on Aer Lingus, Lombard states: ‘Governments should not own companies’

Flowers and his team built the Colossus computer

From John Tippler. Sir, Your report ‘Pure genius: Turing notebook to sell for $1m’ was inappropriately illustrated with a picture of a Colossus computer

India should continue to champion its thriving pharmaceuticals industry

From Anand Grover. Sir, President Barack Obama’s visit to Delhi saw the US and India pledge to resume talks on a bilateral investment treaty

Balpa leads the way with app aimed at young pilots

From Jim McAuslan. Sir, Michael Skapinker raises some important points about the use of technology to recruit and engage new union members

Commit to removing legal barriers to data-sharing

From Larry Thompson. Sir, Regulators are right to point out that a common financial language is essential to addressing some of the failings that were made apparent during the financial crisis

Mansion tax may be just what the market needs

From G J Tyrrell. Sir, I just might vote Labour to see the mansion tax introduced

Companies look set to be around for a while yet

From Daniel J Aronoff. Sir, Yochai Benkler argues that on demand services enhancing direct communication between customers and service providers, will disintermediate the corporation

Tobacco companies have right to use trademarks

From Robert A Hurst. Sir, I am surprised by the UK government’s intention to require tobacco companies to remove the distinguishing features of their trademarks from cigarette packets

‘Bold move’ will be to withdraw the money later

From Jeff Frank. Sir, Martin Wolf is right to dismiss many of the arguments against QE

Time to build tolerance into the European legislative framework

From Moshe Kantor. Sir, This International Holocaust Memorial Day, we must honour the dead with more than just commemoration

Swiss workers focus on the job in hand

From Bruce Mathers. Sir, Felix Martin poses the question whether mindfulness might cause employees ‘to stop bothering with anything so trivial as profits’

Putting the locals first in London, too

From Jürgen Kracht. Sir, James Maughan, responding to Martin Wolf’s Comment, states that the Swiss put locals first in their housing market

Prospect of one or two per cent fall won’t pull the punters

From Luke Jensen. Sir, Your report suggests that the country’s consumers just do not seem to be getting the message that in a deflationary market consumers should rationally defer purchases

There is no such thing as an ‘off-putting’ colour

From David Hockney. Sir, You state, in your editorial that cigarettes will be sold in ‘boxes decorated in an off-putting shade of olive green’

Let’s talk about what kind of QE can actually turn the economy round

From Colin Hines. Sir, You are correct to say that the eurozone’s problem is weak domestic demand, but wrong to claim that the usual form of QE could solve this

Fur restyler transformed my mother’s mink coat

From Jim Adams. Sir, I can sympathise with Gillian Tett’s dilemma as to whether to wear her inherited mink coat or dispose of it

Politicians’ promise on euro now hardly worth anything

From Johan C Enters. Sir, So, we are finally there with the latest move of the ECB


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