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    1. August 30, 2016

      Capitalism and democracy: the strain is showing

      Is the marriage between liberal democracy and global capitalism an enduring one? Political developments across the west...

    2. August 24, 2016

      Cashflow and the Kremlin

      Andrei Kostin, head of Russia’s state-run VTB Bank, reaches to his mantelpiece into a thicket of framed pictures of him...

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    1. Understanding Entrepreneurs

      There are plenty of incentives to encourage start-ups, but would it be better to help ...
    2. The New Bolivia

      Bolivia has experienced profound transformation since Evo Morales became the first ind...
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    1. August 19, 2016

      Is greed good? No, it’s seriously bad for your wealth

      Avarice, the love of money, is one of the seven deadly sins. Throughout world cultures, the belief is deep that avarice...

    2. August 19, 2016

      The centre left in Europe faces a stark choice

      Around the start of the millennium, European social democracy seemed in fine fettle. Britain, France, Germany and Italy...

    3. August 14, 2016

      Only the Conservatives can fix capitalism

      Finance and capitalism have acquired a bad name in recent years. Privatised enrichment at the cost of nationalised...

    4. August 8, 2016

      Platform businesses may wipe out classic 20th century companies

      The central theme of this stimulating book is simply summarised. Whereas the key to dominating the 20th century economy...

    5. August 4, 2016

      US economy: Decline of the start-up nation

      In the desert city of Tucson, Arizona, local entrepreneurs have gathered in the Pueblo Vida bar for a crash course in...

    6. August 4, 2016

      Only the government can ensure women get on to boards

      Kevin Roberts got it wrong. The chairman of advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi was forced to resign this week after...

    7. July 29, 2016

      Philip Green is not the only unacceptable face of capitalism

      Sir Philip Green. Don’t you just hate him? Isn’t he the completely unacceptable face of modern British capitalism? A...

    8. July 28, 2016

      May is right about reforming capitalism

      From time to time politicians mean what they say. This seems to be the case with Theresa May, Britain’s new prime...

    9. July 25, 2016

      BHS: twilight of the celebreneur

      You can pick up a knighthood for just over £1m, judging from political donor records. It may cost Sir Philip Green,...

    10. July 25, 2016

      Green should treat BHS pensioners with honour

      The verdict of two House of Commons select committees on the sale of BHS by its former owner Sir Philip Green last year...

    11. July 24, 2016

      Top 1,000 European companies improve use of working capital

      Most of the largest 1,000 European companies have improved their efficient use of working capital over the past year,...

    12. July 21, 2016

      Global disorder: from Donald Trump to the South China Sea

      Donald Trump is confirmed as the Republican nominee for US president. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president,...

    13. July 10, 2016

      ‘Age of Discovery’, by Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna

      Five centuries ago a Dominican friar called Girolamo Savonarola persuaded a group of his supporters to build a vast...

    14. June 16, 2016

      Finance: Blessed returns

      The finance industry presents a bewildering array of options for anyone looking to increase their savings, from “60-40”...

    15. June 16, 2016

      Business is as ethical as it has ever been

      You might have the impression from recent “my-oh-my” reports that we are witnessing a decline in ethics at the top of...

    16. June 14, 2016

      Capitalism needs new rules to deal with the breakdown of BHS

      The rules governing capitalist organisations, dating back to the mid-19th century, are fairly simple. In short, the...

    17. May 22, 2016

      Inequality and the monopolies of unfettered techno markets

      In testimony to the US Federal Commission on Industrial Relations in 1915, Ida Tarbell, a journalist known for exposing...

    18. May 16, 2016

      Africa has to go through its own industrial revolution

      Capitalism is failing Africa. A relatively small number of entrepreneurs have prospered on the continent in the past...

    19. May 2, 2016

      ‘The City’, by Tony Norfield

      It is not every day you read a book about global finance by a banker who quotes Lenin approvingly on page two. But then...

    20. April 27, 2016

      Philip Green, the king of shops and the dark side of capitalism

      It is hard to see an upside in the demise of British Home Stores, the octogenarian department store with more than...

    21. March 29, 2016

      How punk in the UK turned rebellion into money

      Students of Marxist cultural theory looking for proof of the steely resilience of late capitalism should keep their...

    22. March 10, 2016

      Donald Trump has friends across the Atlantic

      Only in America. As Donald Trump bids for the Republican nomination for the White House, the rest of the world looks on...

    23. February 29, 2016

      Marxists’ gifts to the markets

      Business leaders and stock market investors tend not, as a rule, to be staunch supporters of hardline communism. But...

    24. February 2, 2016

      Bring our elites closer to the people

      In the opening contests of the 2016 race for the White House, Ted Cruz, a Republican candidate described as a...

    25. January 29, 2016

      Money manager capitalism harms us all

      We live in an age of shareholder capitalism, or so I like to think. One in which a large part of the population has a...

    26. January 25, 2016

      Capitalists excel at giving themselves a bad name

      Cecil Rhodes, alas. Or so the governing body of Oriel College, Oxford, must feel as it confronts demands from the...

    27. January 17, 2016

      Vatican finance chief sings praises of free markets

      A senior cardinal chosen by Pope Francis to manage the Vatican’s finances has launched into a spirited defence of free...

    28. January 10, 2016

      Free capital flows can put economies in a bind

      When Margaret Thatcher took power in Britain in 1979, one of her first decisions as prime minister was to scrap capital...

    29. November 27, 2015

      Free Lunch: The economist who thought big

      Marxist of the right Douglass C. North, who won the 1993 Nobel memorial prize for economic science, died this week. One...

    30. November 26, 2015

      Social media is capitalism with a human face

      In 2012, the blog Gizmodo acquired a copy of Apple’s Genius training manual. There was a section on teaching...

    31. November 18, 2015

      Final chapter nears for capitalism’s fairytale

      The wealthy burghers of Affluentia saw it as a victory for their way of life when their poverty-stricken neighbour, the...

    32. October 26, 2015

      Bolivia’s leftist revolution underpinned by consumer boom

      A giant new mural embellishes the interior of one of Bolivia’s finance ministry buildings; one that would have made the...

    33. October 23, 2015

      Vote of no confidence in shareholder capitalism

      What exactly does shareholder capitalism expect of the people who run companies and who invest in them? And if it does...

    34. October 18, 2015

      A strong press is best defence against crony capitalism

      In the past decade economists have shown a growing interest in the media. Most of their attention has focused on the...

    35. October 12, 2015

      Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton shares 3 big ideas

      Angus Deaton has won this year’s Nobel Prize in economics for a string of landmark findings on the study of...

    36. October 7, 2015

      Seoul enlists shops into drive to boost spending

      South Korean shoppers snapping up cut-price toys and vacuum cleaners this week can thank the government for the bargain...

    37. October 6, 2015

      Economists should keep to the facts, not feelings

      The American economist Paul Romer has recently written of “mathiness”, by analogy with “truthiness”, a term coined by...

    38. September 29, 2015

      Top financier warns on anti-business sentiment

      “Extreme” executive pay and malpractice by big business are undermining confidence in global capitalism, according to...

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