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  1. March 30, 2012

    The true costs of operating a bridge for its lifetime

    From Dr Richard Little. Sir, Tony Jackson, in his discussion of the potential role of the private sector in the provision of...

  2. March 28, 2012

    Skye Bridge has brought residents great benefits

    From Dr Tony Mackay. Sir, As the original proponent of the Skye Bridge, which connects the Isle of Skye with the Scottish...

  1. FT Alphaville

    March 19, 2012

    George Osborne, book cooker

    It seems strange that so little outrage has met the plan rustled up by British chancellor George Osborne to take over the...

  2. March 1, 2012

    ‘New thinking’ must be free from government policy

    From Mr Bruce Onsager. Sir, Tony Jackson posits in his “On Monday” column (February 27) that the “old thinking”, which says...

  3. FT Alphaville

    February 27, 2012

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    Comment, analysis and more from Monday’s FT, Wolfgang Munchau: Greece really needs a year to prepare for total default We...

  4. December 7, 2011

    Much light to be found in darkness

    From Mr Philip Beddows. Sir, Talk of a coming Dark Age is certainly overdone, as Tony Jackson suggests (On Monday,...

  5. November 20, 2011

    Tobin tax will not solve the gigantic problem

    With David Cameron and Angela Merkel locking horns over the so-called Tobin tax on financial transactions, it is opportune...

  6. 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...

  7. FT Alphaville

    October 24, 2011

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    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Lawrence Summers: Why the housing burden stalls America’s economic...

  8. October 5, 2011

    Technology only partly explains demise of Kodak

    From Prof Charles McMillan. Sir, The idea that disruptive technology explains the demise of Kodak (Tony Jackson, October 3)...

  9. October 2, 2011

    Kodak fell victim to disruptive technology

    It was sad but unsurprising that when Eastman Kodak’s stock plunged by two-thirds last week, it caused little remark. The...

  10. September 22, 2011

    Basel’s contribution to banking crisis justifies scepticism over regulation

    From Mr Tim Whalley. Sir, As context for his review of the Vickers proposals, Tony Jackson (“Vickers reforms force banking...

  11. September 4, 2011

    Logic of corporate shrinkage asserts itself

    The slimming of big business proceeds apace. We have already been treated to big spinoffs by the likes of Kraft and...

  12. FT Alphaville

    July 25, 2011

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    Clive Crook: Washington is drowning America When I moved from Britain in 2005 to live and work in the US, I was a...

  13. July 13, 2011

    Companies must look at wage effect

    From Mr Oliver Corlett. Sir, Tony Jackson makes a good case for corporate profit margins topping out (“Forces behind margins...

  14. July 3, 2011

    Dividends offer a smarter choice to buy-backs

    Three weeks ago I devoted this column to the proposition that, in practice, share buy-backs are usually a bad idea. There...

  15. June 26, 2011

    Basel struggles for bank capital into perspective

    When the Basel Committee of international banking supervisors met last week, they had plenty to talk about. For a start, one...

  16. May 15, 2011

    Soaring profit margins are hard to sustain

    If you are confused about the outlook for corporate earnings, you are not alone. Leave aside the global economic outlook,...

  17. FT Alphaville

    April 18, 2011

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    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Wolfgang Münchau: Europe’s long road of tears to fiscal union I...

  18. April 3, 2011

    Race to lower tax rates can harm winners

    The past week or so has brought occupation of upmarket London stores by protesters against tax avoidance, and criticism in...

  19. March 27, 2011

    March of protectionism takes a turn with handbags

    It is tempting to dismiss last week’s moves against takeovers in Italy and the UK as merely petty. In a global context, that...

  20. March 20, 2011

    Dodd-Frank will only deepen corporate pay envy

    Last week’s Hutton Review of fair pay in the UK public sector might seem an intruder on these pages. However, it has a...

  21. March 16, 2011

    Correction: Mondi

    ● Mondi, the papermaker, trades on a historical price/earnings multiple of 14.8 and a dividend yield of 3.1 per cent, not...

  22. FT Alphaville

    March 7, 2011

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    Commment, analysis and other picks from Monday’s FT, Wolfgang Münchau: Trichet’s real motives If you take your inflation...

  23. FT Alphaville

    February 28, 2011

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    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, David Gardner: Citizens not serfs can save Saudi Arabia On his...

  24. February 6, 2011

    A bitter pill for future of British science

    The announcement last week that the US drug company Pfizer is to shut its UK research centre provoked much soul-searching,...

  25. FT Tech Hub

    January 24, 2011

    Further reading: Twitter's ad revenue and the Silicon Valley reshuffle

    Tech news from around the web: Twitter is set to more than triple its advertising revenue to $150m this year as more...

  26. FT Alphaville

    January 10, 2011

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    Comment, news and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Wolfgang Münchau: No happy new year for the eurozone The longer the...

  27. November 26, 2010

    EU fund management directive hurts developing world

    From Ms Sarah Alexander. Sir, I commend Tony Jackson for his insight into the challenges facing private equity’s ability to...

  28. FT Alphaville

    November 15, 2010

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    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Clive Crook: How Obama should curb the deficit This year Barack...

  29. November 4, 2010

    Essential that we understand the employee-owned model

    From Mr David Erdal. Sir, Tony Jackson (“Complexity will strain warm and cuddly business model“, November 1) suggests that...

  30. FT Alphaville

    October 11, 2010

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    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Analysis: Dinner on the edge of the abyss On a spring evening, a...

  31. FT Alphaville

    September 6, 2010

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    Comment, analysts and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Wolfgang Munchau: Don’t believe talk about European solvency While...

  32. FT Alphaville

    August 30, 2010

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    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Germany’s rebound is no cause for cheer The price and labour market...

  33. FT Alphaville

    June 21, 2010

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    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Wolfgang Münchau: We need the figures on Europe’s toxic banks...

  34. FT Alphaville

    June 7, 2010

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    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Mort Zuckerman: America’s jobless picture is alarmingly bleak We are...

  35. June 4, 2010

    Prudential’s existential question for managers

    This week’s highly public collapse of Prudential’s bid for the Asian insurer AIA has been a gripping piece of theatre. But...

  36. FT Alphaville

    May 24, 2010

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    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Clive Crook: America’s monumental job losses Unemployment in the US...

  37. FT Alphaville

    March 29, 2010

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    Wolfgang Münchau: Europe has resolved nothing over Greece Another knife-edge summit in Brussels, another late-night...

  38. March 15, 2010

    Regulators must admit derivatives’ role in risk

    The debate on the regulation of derivatives is reaching fever pitch, and the clash of interests is deafening. One small part...

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