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  1. March 7, 2014

    Social mobility: a family affair

    When I was a child growing up in England three decades ago, I was confronted with the visual evidence of social mobility...

  2. Off Message

    November 6, 2013

    De Blasio and New York as a luxury product

    Bill de Blasio, a Democrat who likes to call people “brother”, has been elected mayor of New York City. The victory of the...

  1. June 22, 2012

    Just what the collector ordered

    Robert Wilson is out of breath, gasping down the telephone. “We’re replanting all the ferns we dug up for the installation...

  2. FT Alphaville

    December 5, 2011

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Monday, - Eurozone leaders: not quite getting it. Still. - File under: futile corporate tactics. - Does David...

  3. July 8, 2011

    The trouble with self-confidence

    A few days ago I noticed that my daughters were chanting a catchy little pop song. “It’s all about me and what I can do....

  4. FT Alphaville

    May 10, 2011

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, - A new toy for Bill Gross: the UltraShort 20 Yr Treasury ETF (TBT) performance simulator. - Primary...

  5. May 8, 2011

    The hidden wiring of left and right

    The Social Animal: A story of how success happens By David Brooks Short Books, £14.99 How we conceive of human nature has...

  6. FT Alphaville

    May 5, 2011

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, - Top 5 reasons the MBS lawsuits are just beginning (HT Shanny Basar). - Goldman is lobbying hard to...

  7. FT Alphaville

    May 3, 2011

    Pundit predictions and coin-toss comparisons

    Hamilton College has a new report (via Romanesko via Yglesias) assessing the predictive accuracy of professional pundits...

  8. December 2, 2010

    Privileged partying for wealthy children

    When Sir Philip Green, the British retail mogul, held a party five years ago for his son’s bar mitzvah, the details of the...

  9. June 22, 2010

    A corporate eye on long-term growth

    Business confidence may remain fragile, but corporate focus is shifting from short-term survival measures back to long-term...

  10. June 18, 2010

    Q&A session with our M&A experts

    What are the prospects for M&A activity over the next 12 months? Given the turbulence in recent times, just what does the...

  11. January 21, 2010

    Takeover surge warning receives a mixed reaction

    The UK's Confederation of British Industry issued a stark warning to British business yesterday: beware of embarking on a...

  12. January 21, 2010

    UK buyers urged to tread carefully in M&A arena

    As Kraft was tying up its agreed £11.6bn ($18.9bn) acquisition of Cadbury yesterday, the CBI issued a stark warning to...

  13. January 21, 2010

    Kraft's early slice of M&A revival

    As Kraft was tying up its agreed £11.6bn acquisition of Cadbury, the CBI issued a stark warning to British business: beware...

  14. January 20, 2010

    Kraft’s early slice of M&A revival

    As Kraft was tying up its agreed £11.6bn ($18.9bn) acquisition of Cadbury, the CBI issued a stark warning to British...

  15. December 7, 2009

    Obama can still remould America

    Barack Obama came to the White House with the ambition to nudge his country to the left - to make the US a bit less like the...

  16. December 4, 2009

    Obama can still remould America

    Barack Obama came to the White House with the ambition to nudge his country to the left – to make the US a bit less like the...

  17. September 25, 2009

    Contrarian godfather to American neoconservatism

    In the 1930s a bunch of progressive-minded students at City College of New York used to gather in the cafeteria to settle...

  18. July 23, 2009

    Barack Obama's suicide march

    Clive Crook's blog: I don't know if I would call it a "leftward surge" or a "suicide march" - a little over the top for my...

  19. March 29, 2009

    UK deals collapse as chiefs act cautiously

    The UK has experienced a complete collapse of mergers and acquisitions. The volume of deals has fallen to just $14.6bn,...

  20. February 26, 2009

    Republicans' rising star fails to shine with wooden speech

    It was supposed to be the moment when Bobby Jindal established himself as Republican leader-in-waiting. Instead, his...

  21. January 15, 2009

    Knives will not stay sheathed

    The madness of President George may be passing from Washington but it would be wrong to assume that all the other...

  22. October 23, 2008

    McCain’s troubles highlight party rift

    The more trouble John McCain’s campaign encounters, the more it highlights the cultural divide between the “real America”...

  23. October 2, 2008

    Conservative radio hosts vent against bill

    Rush Limbaugh has been accused of many things over the course of his career, but this week marks the first time he has been...

  24. FT Alphaville

    July 21, 2008

    Report sees further M&A decline in UK

    M&A deals among UK companies will continue to decline for the next 12-15 months as the credit crunch slows Britain’s...

  25. Westminster Blog

    May 9, 2008

    David Cameron: Saviour of the US right?

    David Brooks, one of the most influential conservative commentators in the US, has just penned a love-bomb to David Cameron...

  26. April 5, 2008

    Web wins in White House race

    While the US presidential election still has months to run, John McIntyre and Tom Bevan can already declare their campaign...

  27. March 5, 2008

    UK domestic deals fall to six-year low

    The number of British companies making domestic acquisitions fell to its lowest level in six years as bidders wait for...

  28. March 5, 2008

    Domestic deals fall to a six-year low

    The number of British companies making domestic acquisitions fell to its lowest level in six years as bidders wait for...

  29. February 25, 2008

    Smaller banks seize chance to take on big boys

    Local banks in emerging markets are offering aggressive financing packages to private equity firms in an effort to win...

  30. February 25, 2008

    Smaller banks seize chance to take on big boys

    Local banks in emerging markets are offering aggressive financing packages to private equity firms in an effort to win...

  31. February 24, 2008

    Emerging markets banks steal a march

    Local banks in emerging markets are offering aggressive financing packages to private equity firms in an effort to win...

  32. December 5, 2007

    M&A hit by credit squeeze

    The value of mergers and acquisitions deals involving British companies dropped sharply in the three months to September,...

  33. November 20, 2007

    Observer: Campaign debate

    With just under a year to go before the next US presidential election, it is not too surprising that columnists for The New...

  34. November 17, 2007

    Political animal

    Feature Come election time, gut-feelings count for far more than policies Drew Westen, a psychology professor at Atlanta's...

  35. November 17, 2007

    Political animal

    Drew Westen, a psychology professor at Atlanta’s Emory University, wants to teach Democrat politicians how to talk to...

  36. August 18, 2007

    Keeping abreast

    It is easy to make fun of Mike Bloomberg. In fact, the mayor of New York himself is one of the people who does it best. As...

  37. August 17, 2007

    Keeping abreast

    It is easy to make fun of Mike Bloomberg. In fact, the mayor of New York himself is one of the people who does it best. As...

  38. August 17, 2007

    UK groups turn from China

    British companies are falling behind in the race to acquire Chinese businesses as they increase their mergers and...

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