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  1. FT Alphaville

    August 8, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - Paul Singer and his Argentina jersey. - Vice and the caliphate, part 1. - “Let’s say Ron Paul is...

  2. FT Alphaville

    April 24, 2013

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Wednesday, - What is KrugTron’s Blazing Sword? Japan. - The real problem for Scotland is that it will be...

  1. April 21, 2013

    Private lives of the monetary superheroes

    The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers And A World On Fire, by Neil Irwin, Penguin (RRP£25, RRP$29.95) More than five years...

  2. March 1, 2013

    Is the dollar as good as gold?

    Should we all worry about the outlook for the mighty American dollar? That is a question that many economists and market...

  3. FT Alphaville

    December 12, 2012

    Defending the Romans

    It’s Christmas. A time of year intrinsically linked to baby Jesus, a manger, some ancient wise men, choirs of angels and...

  4. December 11, 2012

    The Alamo looms for GOP and ANC

    It is no secret that the battles of Isandhlwana and The Little Bighorn are peas in the same pod. Their rolling terrain is...

  5. December 9, 2012

    The fiscal cliff could split the Republicans

    “We like this new President Obama,” said the liberal Chicago Sun Times last week. And well it might. In contrast to his...

  6. October 1, 2012

    Bernanke pushes back on QE3

    Low interest rates from the US Federal Reserve make it easier and not harder to cut the budget deficit, according to its...

  7. September 16, 2012

    Romney faces battle with Virginia libertarians

    Colin Mason and Mike Powell should be safe voters for Mitt Romney. The two friends, and co-owners of a video production...

  8. FT Long Short

    September 11, 2012

    Questioning QE

    Whether it likes it or not, the Federal Reserve has been pulled into the political thickets. The demand is for it to “do...

  9. September 5, 2012

    Virginia decision deals blow to Romney

    Mitt Romney’s prospects in the critical swing state of Virginia were complicated after the state’s board of elections ruled...

  10. August 30, 2012

    Why I will be staying at home on US election day

    If one looks at the polling data, about a third of Americans identify themselves as independents, belonging neither to the...

  11. August 29, 2012

    US voters asked to ‘trust Mitt’

    Mitt Romney was formally nominated by the Republican party to challenge Barack Obama in a presidential election that was...

  12. FT Alphaville

    August 24, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks followed US markets downwards on concerns US easing may not materialise,  and on growth in Europe and China....

  13. August 23, 2012

    Republicans eye return to gold standard

    The gold standard has returned to mainstream US politics for the first time in 30 years, with a “gold commission” set to...

  14. August 16, 2012

    Rand novel’s influence on Ryan fuels debate

    Twenty-five years ago, when Ronald Reagan nominated Alan Greenspan to replace Paul Volcker as chairman of the Federal...

  15. August 10, 2012

    Romney weighs convention choices

    Donald Trump, the real estate billionaire and ­reality television star who dallied with running for the White House in 2012,...

  16. July 18, 2012

    Weak data fail to dent US businesses

    Economic activity in the US “continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace in June and early July”, according to the...

  17. May 29, 2012

    Romney clinches presidential nomination

    Texas Republicans will vote again to elect a new senator after a strong Tea Party challenge and a crowded field denied David...

  18. May 14, 2012

    Paul to stop campaigning against Romney

    Ron Paul, the last of the major challengers to Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, said that he would...

  19. FT Alphaville

    May 10, 2012

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - If Facebook is worth $100bn, then Apple is worth $2.7tn. - There’s only one way this can end… -...

  20. Gavyn Davies

    May 7, 2012

    Are central banks creating the 'wrong' kind of money?

    Central bank balance sheets in the major economies now range from 20 to 30 per cent of GDP, two-thirds of which is due to...

  21. May 7, 2012

    Great experiment behind Great Depression

    From Mr Thomas Aubrey. Sir, Ron Paul is right to highlight the futility of printing money in an attempt to increase...

  22. May 7, 2012

    When companies will not borrow even at 0%

    From Mr Tony Welsh. Sir, I was surprised to find myself largely in agreement with Ron Paul (“Our central bankers are...

  23. May 7, 2012

    Central bank inaction is the greater evil

    From Dr Bruce Lloyd. Sir, Ron Paul’s detailed analysis of the limitations of central bank intervention sounds very credible,...

  24. May 7, 2012

    19th century nostalgia is confusing

    From Mr Robert Denham. Sir, The fabled 19th century for which Ron Paul waxes nostalgic was a period of persistent deflation...

  25. May 4, 2012

    Arguments on controlling money supply

    From Mr Dominique Hurle. Sir, Ron Paul is right to criticise the policies of governments and central banks which, through...

  26. FT Alphaville

    May 1, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    China’s official PMI figures for April came in at 53.3, compared to 53.1 in March and a median forecast of 53.6 from...

  27. April 24, 2012

    Romney sweeps five primaries

    Declaring that “a new America begins tonight”, Mitt Romney crowned himself as the presumptive nominee of the Republican...

  28. April 5, 2012

    Republican race tightens in Pennsylvania

    The Republican presidential race has sharply tightened in Pennsylvania, with Mitt Romney taking a lead over Rick Santorum in...

  29. April 4, 2012

    Romney sweeps three primaries

    Primary results (AP) State (Votes counted*) Mitt Romney Rick Santorum Newt Gingrich Ron Paul Maryland (92%) 47% 29% 11% 10%...

  30. FT Alphaville

    April 3, 2012

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Living the dream of solar energy… not. - Grandma didn’t pay her student loans. - Employment growth &...

  31. March 28, 2012

    Romney captures Bush and Rubio endorsements

    Mitt Romney’s path to the Republican nomination has cleared further after two new high-profile endorsements and Newt...

  32. March 25, 2012

    Santorum hopes to build on Louisiana victory

    Rick Santorum said there was an outpouring of support for him in Wisconsin as he sought to turn a resounding victory in...

  33. March 24, 2012

    Santorum wins Louisiana primary

    Rick Santorum won a resounding victory in the Louisiana primary on Saturday, giving him fresh steam for his bid for the...

  34. March 23, 2012

    Electoral realities

    After months of apparent denial, it has dawned on Republicans that prolonging a deeply divisive primary campaign is not in...

  35. March 21, 2012

    Ron Paul last? Not in the least

    From Mr Brant Boucher. Sir, Edward Luce refers to Ron Paul as the “the libertarian candidate for the Republican presidential...

  36. March 21, 2012

    Romney secures psychological victory

    After spending lavishly to grind out narrow wins, in between confidence-sapping losses, Mitt Romney overwhelmed his...

  37. March 19, 2012

    Romney wins Puerto Rico primary

    Mitt Romney handily won the Puerto Rico primary, extending his lead in delegates to the Republican convention after a strong...

  38. March 18, 2012

    America’s three takes on the crisis

    Is capitalism in crisis? The question, posed earlier this year in a series of articles in the Financial Times, is suddenly...

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