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    1. August 16, 2015

      Linguistic purge finds inequality Marx missed

      There is no generally accepted definition of capitalism. Nor is there any agreement on its starting point, which anyway...

    2. August 7, 2015

      ‘PostCapitalism: A Guide to our Future’, by Paul Mason

      If you hear the word “Wikipedia”, what springs to mind? For most of us, the answer is probably “useful information”....

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    1. August 5, 2015

      Shortsighted complaints about short-term capitalism

      When the US presidential frontrunner, the boss of McKinsey, and the chief economist of the Bank of England declare that...

    2. July 26, 2015

      Hillary’s war on quarterly capitalism

      One thing going for Hillary Clinton’s struggling campaign is that she is alert to new ideas. Email scandals continue to...

    3. July 24, 2015

      ‘Capitalism: Money, Morals and Markets’, by John Plender

      “Red Francis blasts global capitalism”. So read one headline reporting the Pope’s recent denunciation of societies in...

    4. July 17, 2015

      Capitalism: Morality and the money motive

      At first sight the spectacular stock market bubble that has wreaked havoc on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges in...

    5. July 14, 2015

      Shift in pay gap strategy raises doubts among business

      For most of the last parliament, David Cameron resisted forcing businesses to publish details of the pay gap between...

    6. June 26, 2015

      Lunch with the FT: Thomas Piketty

      A picnic in the sun on the lawn of the Paris School of Economics would have been better, but it’s too late. We are at...

    7. June 10, 2015

      Review: ‘Peers Inc’ by Robin Chase

      Peers Inc: How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism, by Robin Chase;...

    8. June 6, 2015

      Mohed Altrad wins EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award

      A Bedouin who was forbidden from going to school by his grandmother has triumphed over other finalists to win the...

    9. May 12, 2015

      Good corporations should drive the economy

      we will cut spending but not as fast or as nastily as the Conservatives; we be­lieve in a market economy but not very...

    10. April 7, 2015

      Today’s luxury is tomorrow’s normality

      Of the many things I have learnt from Google’s chief economist Hal Varian, perhaps my favourite is his elegant and...

    11. April 1, 2015

      Review: Confronting Capitalism, by Philip Kotler

      Critics of capitalism are not in short supply. Most are well-intentioned, but many are badly informed and make their...

    12. March 30, 2015

      UK election 2015: Labour strains

      After weeks of shadowboxing and phoney wars the UK general election kicked off in earnest on Monday with Ed Miliband,...

    13. March 30, 2015

      The pioneering business leader’s endless variety

      Today the Financial Times publishes its list of the 50 leading business pioneers. Any reader hoping to extract a single...

    14. March 22, 2015

      Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding father, 1923-2015

      Lee Kuan Yew Lee Kuan Yew, the founder and patriarch of modern Singapore who has died at the age of 91, was one of...

    15. March 18, 2015

      The political perils of inviting cameras into your lovely home

      Aaron Schock, who announced his resignation from the US Congress on Tuesday, is the latest politician to suffer a...

    16. March 18, 2015

      Voices from the street: Frankfurt protesters speak

      Protesters from a leftwing alliance calling itself Blockupy took to the streets of Frankfurt to protest against...

    17. March 18, 2015

      Anti-capitalist protesters target ECB in Frankfurt

      Anti-capitalist clashes outside ECB Residents of Frankfurt, Germany’s normally sedate financial capital, woke up to...

    18. March 6, 2015

      Irving Kahn, stockbroker and fund manager, 1905-2015

      In an age when fortunes in financial markets can be made and lost in fractions of a second, Irving Kahn held out...

    19. March 4, 2015

      Review: ‘The Second Curve’ by Charles Handy

      The Second Curve: Thoughts on Reinventing Society, Charles Handy, Random House Books, £14.99 Charles Handy is 82 and...

    20. March 1, 2015

      ‘The Extreme Centre: A Warning’, by Tariq Ali: A radical’s rage at the resilience of the right

      Those of a conspiratorial bent need to be comfortable with paradox. So the Americans could never have landed on the...

    21. February 25, 2015

      HSBC, tax and why good companies do bad things

      HSBC was surely hoping for a better start to its 150th anniversary than its chief executive Stuart Gulliver calling its...

    22. February 18, 2015

      In a Blink: millennials at work

      The usual quote from Socrates, circa 390BC, comes to mind whenever the attitudes of young people come up for...

    23. February 16, 2015

      We are all victims now

      We live in the age of victimhood. Wherever you look there is someone with a grievance. The richer and more powerful...

    24. February 6, 2015

      Robert Pirie, lawyer, banker and bibliophile, 1934-2015

      No one liked to tangle with Robert S Pirie. Part of a celebrated generation of dealmakers — at Skadden Arps, the New...

    25. February 6, 2015

      A spoonful of sugar is a sweet investment for Warren Buffett

      Warren Buffett has done a lot of good for investors. That is why so much of the financial world is celebrating his half...

    26. February 1, 2015

      Capitalism has broken free of the shackles of democracy

      To whom will monuments be built a century from now? Among them, perhaps, will be Lee Kuan Yew. He will be remembered...

    27. January 11, 2015

      Another commercial behemoth falls to earth

      Spawning new phrases into the language can be a sign of pre-eminence in the commercial world. To be “Rolls-Royce” is...

    28. January 8, 2015

      Blame the rise of the plutocrats on politics not capitalism

      It is easy to complain about modern capitalism. It is not so easy to offer a real alternative — and when critics of the...

    29. January 6, 2015

      How financiers turned back forces of equality

      In 1920, the 1 per cent — the top percentile of the income distribution — accounted for 15-20 per cent of total gross...

    30. January 5, 2015

      Monetary activism is a virus that infects politics

      Money is a store of value, quoth the obsolete textbooks. Post-Lehman, money is rather an instrument of public policy....

    31. January 4, 2015

      Ruben Vardanian, former Troika Dialog CEO: a grumbling optimist

      For a man once called the poster boy of Russian capitalism, Ruben Vardanian is remarkably relaxed about the crisis...

    32. December 30, 2014

      FT Predictions: the world in 2015

      As 2014 comes to a close, the Financial Times once again engages in a harmless bit of soothsaying. As ever, we invite...

    33. December 23, 2014

      There is rationality at work in the season of forced goodwill

      So it is Christmas. And, as every year, people will spend time with relatives they do not much like, give presents that...

    34. December 22, 2014

      A year in a word: Inequality

      Inequality noun — a parlous state of unfairness to which solipsistic western societies are inexorably being dragged...

    35. December 21, 2014

      Investment: Loser’s game

      The debate over how our savings should be managed has raged for years. Should our retirement funds be placed, as they...

    36. December 18, 2014

      The January effect after the Santa rally

      It took a while, but the Santa rally finally showed up, courtesy of Janet Yellen and her busy elves at the Federal...

    37. November 25, 2014

      The capitalists sold the mills and bought all our futures

      If you want to measure the capital possessed by a nation, there are two ways of doing it. One is to travel the length...

    38. November 20, 2014

      Notebook: The road from serfdom divides Briton from Briton

      For a parable of modern Britain, consult a dead Russian. “The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov is running at London’s...

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