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  1. September 21, 2014

    ‘Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s Last Frontier Can Prosper and Matter’, by Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu

    Hailing Africa’s glowing fortunes has become standard for anyone keen to flirt with the “frontier”. But the old clichés –...

  2. May 9, 2014

    ‘Eleanor Marx: A Life’, by Rachel Holmes

    Eleanor Marx: A Life, by Rachel Holmes, Bloomsbury, RRP£25, 528 pages Eleanor Marx joked that she had inherited her father’s...

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  1. London and the World 2013

    With the capital’s population predicted to soar to 10m by 2031 and challenges from riv...
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  1. May 1, 2014

    Scots should recall the poverty of the Irish Free State

    Karl Marx was right about one thing. History, in the form of secessionist nationalism within the UK, repeats itself – first...

  2. November 28, 2013

    Conservatives and the cult of home-ownership

    Is the world governed by material interest or the force of ideas? Karl Marx believed it was material interest in the form of...

  3. March 12, 2013

    London’s blue plaques: Marks of a notable past

    Wren’s retreat to the country Given Sir Christopher Wren’s intimate connection with the City of London, it is unexpected to...

  4. March 8, 2013

    Paris Fashion Week 2013

    Ebony and ivory The single biggest trend on the Paris runways was the high-definition contrast between ebony and ivory. They...

  5. January 9, 2013

    Censorship makes China look ridiculous

    It takes an Orwellian sense of irony – or a complete lack of it – for a censor to ban the phrase “freedom of speech”. Yet...

  6. October 26, 2012

    Postcard from ... London

    “It’s the best view in the world,” promises Anders Nyberg, as we stand at the foot of the Shard, London’s newest landmark...

  7. October 10, 2012

    Companies face a new type of opponent

    Campaigners invade a company annual meeting. French workers occupy a factory threatened with closure and refuse to leave....

  8. July 3, 2012

    Peter Blake and Pop Music, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

    The 29-year-old Peter Blake looks sober enough, standing erect in a suburban English garden and gazing out at us with solemn...

  9. May 4, 2012

    Madame Bovary, c’est moi

    Gustave Flaubert’s great novel Madame Bovary was published in France in 1857, after a notorious obscenity trial, but for...

  10. April 25, 2012

    It’s a trap to see HK’s economy as ‘free’

    From Dr Alexandra Cook. Sir, I welcome the FT’s spotlight on Hong Kong (“A majority to accommodate”, Analysis, April 19)...

  11. March 29, 2012

    The biter bit – in little over a second

    From Mr R.T. Leuchtkafer. Sir, The BATS episode (“BATS bonus doubts after failed IPO”, March 27) is lush with ironies, not...

  12. February 23, 2012

    Tax England’s green and pleasant land

    “Roads are made, streets are made . . electric light turns night into day. . . To not one of those improvements does the...

  13. February 17, 2012

    Europe’s ‘proud empire’ is entering a cul de sac of history

    Nothing is inevitable. It was the first truth I was taught as a Cambridge undergraduate in the 1980s, and it has been...

  14. February 13, 2012

    Look to Germany’s postwar capitalism

    From Dr S. L. Hardy. Sir, Kenneth Rogoff urges the education of the public in variations within capitalism (“Our ignorance...

  15. January 30, 2012

    System has swelled like Aesop’s frog

    From Mr David Seaton. Sir, Reading your Capitalism in Crisis series, I get the feeling that the only thing that was keeping...

  16. FT Alphaville

    January 25, 2012

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, - Expect another year of living dangerously, writes Martin Wolf. - Is the next Karl Marx a management...

  17. FT Alphaville

    January 11, 2012

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and more from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: Hopes in emerging countries Between 2007 and 2012, the Chinese...

  18. January 10, 2012

    Let’s talk about the market economy

    The Financial Times is debating capitalism, but what it is really debating is the future of the market economy. Karl Marx...

  19. December 16, 2011

    An ode to Jonny Wilkinson

    Lefties are a breed apart and I don’t just mean Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. I do not wish to distress Prince William,...

  20. November 10, 2011

    Bankers are part of the overheads

    From Prof John Ure. Sir, James Tillotson (Letters, November 9) gets his Karl Marx wrong. Capitalist bankers are not the...

  21. November 9, 2011

    Perverse realisation of Marxist utopia

    From Mr James Tillotson. Sir, Tony Jackson asks what Karl Marx would have made of the current anti-capitalist protests...

  22. November 6, 2011

    What Marx tells us about the future of banks

    As the anti-capitalist protesters cluster in their encampments across the western world, one pictures the ghost of Karl Marx...

  23. Money Supply

    October 31, 2011

    The ECB, religion and Europe

    A European Central Bank research paper has taken a look at an issue deeper than the eurozone debt crisis – the impact of...

  24. October 7, 2011

    Hero of our time

    A week ago this newspaper suggested that Vladimir Putin, Russia’s prime minister and soon-to-be president, risked going down...

  25. September 22, 2011

    Use the UK’s state bank holdings to speed a recovery

    I am doing something I never expected to do: putting forward a banking proposal. There is, I am glad to say, nothing that is...

  26. September 21, 2011

    They have Marx on their minds

    From Prof August H. Nimtz. Sir, Karl Marx continues to weigh on the brains of contributors to the FT comment page. The only...

  27. FT Alphaville

    September 1, 2011

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - Why Buffett’s BofA deal is bad news. - George Magnus says, give Karl Marx a chance. - What is debt?...

  28. August 25, 2011

    Mistaken Marxist moments

    During almost every one of the periodic crises that affect mercantile economies, voices are raised saying “Marx was right...

  29. FT Alphaville

    August 22, 2011

    Finance, more progressive than policy?

    “At a certain stage of development, the material productive forces of society come into conflict with the existing relations...

  30. June 25, 2011

    Illuminations

    Illuminations, by Arthur Rimbaud, translated by John Ashbery, Carcanet, RRP£12.95, 171 pages Arthur Rimbaud, the...

  31. May 27, 2011

    Why Marx was Right

    Why Marx was Right, by Terry Eagleton, Yale University Press, RRP£16.99, 272 pages No subjunctives, no ifs or buts: the...

  32. FT Alphaville

    April 13, 2011

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, where the only industrial policy is your children’s allowance, and returns decline by the year, - Dani...

  33. March 17, 2011

    Another growth strategy; politics as usual

    The UK government is “going for growth”, ignoring sage advice that growth, like happiness, is best achieved by concentrating...

  34. January 26, 2011

    Reputations are made by great PR

    From Mr Philip Whiteley. Sir, Gideon Rachman (“Where have all the thinkers gone?”, January 25) covers most of the reasons...

  35. January 24, 2011

    Where have all the thinkers gone?

    A few weeks ago I was sitting in my office, reading Foreign Policy magazine, when I made a striking discovery. Sitting next...

  36. January 21, 2011

    How to Change the World

    How to Change the World: Tales of Marx and Marxism, by Eric Hobsbawm, Little, Brown, RRP£25, 480 pages Born in June 1917,...

  37. September 13, 2010

    Manchester’s wet welcome for Barber

    I don’t know whether it is nostalgia for past glories or a harbinger of the red-blooded struggle against spending cuts to...

  38. August 21, 2010

    CFA knowledge was not enough to prevent the financial crisis

    From Mr Sergei Korol. Sir, I find the portrayal of the CFA Institute as a temple of the failing theories of crisis finance...

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