Austria’s race to the right

Vienna election result shows how the politics of fear can run out of control, says Heather Grabbe

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The helicopter drop demands balance

Tight discipline would mean people will trust the system enough to spend, writes Adair Turner

Inequality and techno market monopolies

Companies cut costs rather than improve process so as to grab market share, writes Izabella Kaminska

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Wake up to the secret life of trees

Plants can learn, remember and change their behaviour like autonomous beings, writes Richard Mabey

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Buffett and the end of an era for Apple

One day, pulling out an iPhone and tapping an icon might feel like a chore, writes Richard Waters

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Back to Big Society for the Tories

David Cameron hopes his social justice agenda will reunite a warring party, writes Danny Kruger

Germans unamused by Johnson’s Nazi jibe

His lobbing of insults is an ingratiating lunge at the punters, writes Constanze Stelzenmüller

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Friends are not the same as Likes

Notebook: Staying in touch is easy, but true friendship takes greater effort, writes Helen Lewis

The conflicts in Beijing’s five-year plan

Strategy is about consolidation of power and party revitalisation, writes Robert Zoellick

Erdogan’s march to absolute power

The president’s choice of Yildirim for prime minister will not check his aims, writes Marc Pierini

Ukraine sings to a new national pride

All of Europe became a hostage of the hostilities created by annexation, writes Serhii Plokhii

Social entrepreneurs give lift to state

A new ecosystem for public problem-solving is emerging, writes Anne-Marie Slaughter

France’s economic emergency needs Juppé

One presidential candidate will offer a genuine jolt to its stalled economy, writes Anne Dias

Sexual harassment rife in French business

Notebook: It is not just politicians who should be singled out, writes Anne-Sylvaine Chassany

Africa needs industrial revolution

The continent is in thrall to orthodoxies suited to more mature economies, writes Kingsley Moghalu

Gallantry can reunite Tories after poll

The chances of a Brexiter being party leader grow if the UK stays in bloc, writes Jacob Rees-Mogg

Brexit would be a challenge for Berlin

It would heighten resentment of the country’s power among many Europeans, writes Charles Grant

Businesses are becoming more like banks

US companies today make more than ever before by simply moving money around, writes Rana Foroohar

Should we get rid of the €500 note?

Two leading economists go head to head to tackle the argument

The BBC is baked into British psyche

Cameron would not risk the wrath of his own kind by attacking the corporation, writes Iain Martin

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