Other people's business, Monday 30 April

Shareholder rage and climate change.

1. Lazard investors getting two for the price of one (Reuters)

Lazard shareholders are getting two businesses for the price of one, writes Antony Currie.

2. Shareholder rage at bank pay reaches tipping point (Reuters)

Bank investors’ anger at bank pay is boiling over, writes George Hay.

3. The power of Bobtimism (Schumpeter)

Barclay's chairman fails to scintillate, writes Schumpeter.

4. Money won’t decide the next president. But it may decide the next Congress. (Washington Post)

Money is least useful in contests where news coverage is most intense and opinions are most entrenched, writes Ezra Klein.

5. How’s the world doing on its climate goals? Not so well. (Washington Post)

Aside from a recent boom in wind and solar power, the world isn’t making much progress, writes Brad Plumer.

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The NS Podcast #230: It's (New) Party Time

The New Statesman podcast.

Helen is joined by Anoosh to consider whether a new political party would have any chance of success in the UK. Then they discuss the TV shows everyone really likes to watch but doesn't admit to and analyse why the quality of Don't Tell The Bride has declined. Finally, a bumper You Asked Us section including listener questions on social care, punching Nazis, the Tory economic agenda and more.

You can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes here or with this RSS feed: http://rss.acast.com/newstatesman, or listen using the player below.

 

Further reading:

The NS centenary debate from 2013 - did the left win the twentieth century?

Meet the Ivanka Voter by Anne Helen Petersen on Buzzfeed.

Anoosh on the EDL.

Why is Love Island so Tory?

How Don't Tell the Bride lost its spark

Take Me Out and the failures of feminism by Alan White.