US student debt is a study in dysfunction

A degree is no longer a ticket to social mobility for poorest Americans, writes Rana Foroohar

Today’s politics do not mirror the 1930s

Countries that have suffered most economically are not electing populists, writes Jacek Rostowski

The danger of eurozone banking fudges

Stress test results will put the focus on weaknesses, writes William Rhodes

Why France is a prime target for jihadis

The potential for fostering political and ethno-religious conflict is great, writes Jonathan Fenby

Brexit: Sturgeon and May’s balancing act

It is in Scotland’s interest to settle for a Norway-style deal, writes Jim Gallagher

Putin is the model of economic sobriety

His strategy is all defence and no offence, bringing stability but not growth, writes Ruchir Sharma

America ignores Pakistan at its peril

Strategic imperative for improved relations between the two countries is clear, says John McCain

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Bank regulators, be wary

Basel committee takes aim at traditional lending and the response is ferocious, writes Simon Samuels

India reform is unfinished business

Modi needs to shake-up regulatory bodies, the police and the legal process, writes Gaurav Dalmia

Brexit: London can safeguard its status

A financial centre is created over time and the process is complex, writes Saskia Sassen

The mortal threat to Labour

The party’s future is uncertain as it loses touch with the working class, writes Jon Cruddas

New York’s glory in grass and steel

Former mayor helped city regain its connection to the water, writes Philip Delves Broughton

Masayoshi Son: The unrepentant visionary

Someone who can think 30 years ahead, write Kana Inagaki, Leo Lewis and Arash Massoudi

Pakistan’s fatal obsession with dishonour

The state hounds half of its people, patrolling behaviour, speech and lifestyle, writes Fatima Bhutto

Brexit lessons from Norway

EEA membership works for Norwegians but might not for the British, says Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe

May needs to take shareholders with her

The public mood is clear — change has to happen, writes Philip Augar

Anger and paranoia in Turkey

The putschists counted on support from AKP opponents — they were mistaken, says Elif Shafak

The limits of UK industrial strategy

May should beware the unintended consequences of state intervention, writes Geoffrey Owen

The Cameron paradox: redrawing UK politics

The end of one-party government in Westminster is edging closer, writes Nick Clegg

The best economists have dirty shoes

When pure data will not crack it . . . use ‘ground truth’ too, writes Sarah O’Connor

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