The battle between capital and labour

When misfortune strikes, workers are on their own, writes Yochai Benkler

Great museums cannot rely on the state

Revolution in leadership required at UK’s leading galleries, writes Bendor Grosvenor

Monetary union is political union

The biggest problem is one Draghi can do nothing about, writes Stephen King

So when did mankind make its mark?

Scientists are seeking the instant when our species began changing the planet, writes Anjana Ahuja

Draghi does enough for now

Getting inflation expectations higher is not going to be easy, writes Stephanie Flanders

ECB can only buy time for Europe

Central bank pursues macroeconomic objectives with imperfect tools, writes Mohamed El-Erian

Super Mario strikes again

The ECB again breaks free of the constraints of eurozone politics, writes Martin Sandbu

Nixon’s madman theory enjoys a revival

Putin’s show of derangement is maybe a front to intimidate the west, writes Peter Pomeranzev

Scotsman David Whitney plays the bagpipes on Westminster Bridge in sight of Parliament
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Britain’s Monty Python scenario

UK needs to address status quo to avoid political nightmare, writes Paul Collier

Venezuela collapse owes debt to China

We know neither the terms of the Beijing loans nor the uses of the money, writes Ricardo Hausmann

Syriza will save democracy in Greece

Unless we change Europe, the far-right will change it for us, writes Alexis Tsipras

Politics pivotal as oil prices plunge

Blind focus on markets just as risky as manipulation and collusion, writes Michael Levi

Monetary stimulus to avert apocalypse

The ECB is about to embark on a programme of asset purchases, writes Manny Roman

British identity is being rent asunder

The UK housing crisis is part of wider asset transfer from the state to the rich, writes Will Self

Ridicule what is sacred and you will learn

Mockery exposes truth and leads to greater understanding between people, says Shazia Mirza

Pegida people reshape German politics

The line between conservative middle class and far right is fading, writes Nikolaus Blome

A momentous decision from the SNB

Central banks are struggling to quell market volatility, writes Mohamed El-Erian

A jolt from the Swiss National Bank

With the shock abandonment of the currency peg, history is repeating itself, says George Magnus

The Balkans are Europe’s soft underbelly

A controlled crisis would give Russia bargaining tools and distract from Ukraine, says Ivan Krastev

The march of the armchair jihadis

Militants rapidly master online tools to push extremist message, writes Jamie Bartlett

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