Other people's business


New Statesman
The civil service is recruiting a load of tech-savvy grads
By Charlotte Jee - 07 October 11:21

"Technology and business" in the fast stream.

Twitter's logo displayed on a computer screen
Five questions answered on Twitter’s bid to raise $1bn from the stock market
By Heidi Vella - 04 October 12:52

Twitter has revealed plans to try and raise $1bn (£619m) in its stock market debut. We answer five questions on Twitter’s stock market flotation plans.

The problem with touts: how ticket resellers got a foothold in football
By Martin Cloake - 03 October 15:30

Football clubs such as Spurs are replacing their ticket exchange schemes with commercial resellers. Are their fans getting a good deal?

New Statesman
Good broadband is even more important than you think
By Sanjiv Gossain - 03 October 12:42

Moving too slowly right now.

New Statesman
Disabled and on the Work Programme: "Cold calling companies for 8 to 16 hours a week"
By Frances Ryan - 03 October 11:52

"Life is already extremely limited for me, but with the pressure of the Work Programme, I've just felt a lot more hopeless – about either getting a job or just feeling happy and well again."

New Statesman
Vatican bank is closing its foreign branches
By Spears magazine - 03 October 9:38

Scandal hits close to home.

New Statesman
The Fed continues to sway over its QE policy
By Spears magazine - 03 October 9:32

What's the cause of this oscillation?

New Statesman
Five questions answered on Tesco’s profit drop
By Heidi Vella - 02 October 15:23

Still the Uk's biggest chain.

New Statesman
Tesco's a lumbering beast, but it's moving in the right direction
By New Statesman - 02 October 12:29

Today's results show some progress.

Millionaire men don't like millionaire women
By Spears magazine - 02 October 12:04

"Bossy, middle-aged millionaires" only attractive to women.

New Statesman
"Profit is not a dirty word"
By New Statesman - 02 October 10:59

Quote of the day.

New Statesman
Fair play guys: account switching seems to have worked
By Douglas Blakey - 02 October 9:11

Let's not get too comfortable though, writes Douglas Blakey.

New Statesman
What happens during a US government shutdown?
By Sophie McBain - 01 October 13:51

Ten things to expect.

New Statesman
Give working people more money because they will spend it
By Stewart Cowley - 01 October 12:17

It's not about fairness, it's about the economy, stupid.

New Statesman
The recovery is coming: can we relax yet?
By Richard Cree - 01 October 9:15

Blue skies are coming.

The curious case of Berlin's Brandenburg Airport
By Mark Brierley - 30 September 15:45

Will it ever open?

New Statesman
A government shutdown is not the real threat
By Nick Beecroft - 30 September 15:04

The debt ceiling debate is far more important.

The Tories' Help to Work will do nothing to solve the jobs crisis
By Liam Byrne - 30 September 10:56

Unlike Labour's Jobs Guarantee, Osborne's plan will mean people are still allowed to languish on the dole for years without ever having a proper job.

Osborne may gloat about recovery, but his “hard slog” will leave Britain worse off
By Robert Skidelsky - 30 September 8:42

The recovery of the British economy, which started under Labour, was aborted in 2010.

New Statesman
Royal Mail sell-off: Thatcherism lives on
By Billy Bambrough - 27 September 13:30

Before postal workers even have a chance to strike over the plan.

An image from the Flora campaign, put together by Lowe and Partners South Africa
The race to the bottom: why agencies keep making offensive adverts
By Josh Lowe - 27 September 12:08

Remember the Hyundai suicide advert? Or the campaign that suggested Flora margarine could strengthen your heart against the shock of having a gay child? Josh Lowe investigates why these deeply offensive campaigns ever see the light of day.

New Statesman
How do you insure the intangible?
By Rebecca Larkin - 27 September 10:38

Cyber-liability: new and fast growing.

It's unaccountable corporations, not socialism and the state, that the public loathe
By James Bloodworth - 27 September 10:24

In whipping itself into a frenzy over Miliband’s plan to freeze energy prices, the right has turned a blind eye to mounting revulsion over private firms.

New Statesman
"Working motherhood" is political and divisive in a way that "working fatherhood" is not. Why?
By Glosswitch - 27 September 10:21

When you are a mother, earning money or not earning money is interpreted as a broader statement about the role of women in general and mothers in particular.

Blood diamonds and do-gooders
By Dustin Benton - 26 September 15:55

Tim Worstall on conflict minerals – good economics, bad politics.