Other people's business


Ed Miliband: "a thriving political culture and a thriving New Statesman go together"
By Dominic Ponsford - 21 June 9:59

Labour leader at the Statesman's centenary party.

RBS is in the doghouse again
By Billy Bambrough - 20 June 15:27

Needs to hold £13.6bn cash.

Why is science doing so poorly in the fight against cancer?
By Michael Brooks - 20 June 11:07

We all know that doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the outcome to change is a mark of insanity. It's time for some fresh ideas on cancer research.

New Statesman
Sky "unreasonable and discriminatory"
By Raymond Doherty - 20 June 9:49

Business quote of the day.

Mark Carney: The George Clooney of finance
By Alex Brummer - 20 June 9:04

The new governor of the Bank of England, the Canadian Mark Carney, has been hailed as the saviour of the British economy. But who is he – and is his record that good?

Will we see our bankers banged up?
By Oliver Williams - 19 June 13:18

Do not pass GO or collect £200,000.

At the G8, Switzerland is the elephant in the room
By Meghna Mukerjee - 19 June 12:24

"The era of bank secrecy is over." Maybe.

New Statesman
Just what is "a profession"?
By Richard Spencer. - 19 June 10:12

The role of social purpose.

The unsqueezed top: how bankers' pay has already returned to its peak
By George Eaton - 19 June 8:54

The new report from the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards busts the myth that pay has fallen since the crash.

Elizabeth Fry on the reverse of the five pound note
Removing Elizabeth Fry from the five pound note isn't a small fry issue
By Stella Creasy - 18 June 13:38

Mervyn King's decision to put Winston Churchill on our five pound notes rather than Elizabeth Fry might seem trivial, but by not commemorating any women on our cash, we're encouraging the perception women are secondary to men, says Stella Creasy.

New Statesman
"Make them fit for our century"
By Raymond Doherty - 18 June 11:23

Business quote of the day.

Has Digg come up with the next Google Reader?
By Dominic Ponsford - 18 June 9:37

Struggling to replace Google's "most useful tool".

New Statesman
Ben Bernanke is caged like a hamster
By Stewart Cowley - 18 June 8:02

...while the Japanese roam free.

Landlords have evolved, but the rules protecting renters are stuck in the past
By Tom Copley - 17 June 16:32

The private rented sector has fundamentally changed over the past decade; yet the rules governing how it functions are rooted in the late 1980s.

When are we going to start supporting newer banks?
By Douglas Blakey - 17 June 14:51

Local council proves hostile to new outlets.

Before you take the job, check the number of windows in the office
By Freddy Barker - 17 June 14:25

The effect of architecture on your work.

New Statesman
Five questions answered on the Co-op's new rescue deal
By Heidi Vella - 17 June 12:00

The bid to plug a £1.5bn gap.

New Statesman
Google, and why we need to make tax a bit simpler
By Richard Cree - 17 June 9:10

A case for the Fair Tax Mark.

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A hell of a lot of waste goes on in public services
By Spencer Neal - 17 June 8:04

How do we stop the carpet-baggers running off with the silver?

We should be able to sue the NHS
By Ed Fletcher - 17 June 7:43

This culture of secrecy and gagging orders needs to be changed.

Terraced houses.
The poor are still paying more for basic utilities and financial services
By Katie Schmuecker - 15 June 10:25

Payment structures and price plans in utilities and financial services continue to inflict higher costs on the poorest in society. Regulators and the government need to do more.

Five questions answered on the Airbus A350
By Heidi Vella - 14 June 14:11

A successful maiden test flight.

So how much is Wendi going to get?
By Josh Spero - 14 June 13:47

Ex-Murdoch files.