Other people's business


Lord Stephenson - dishonest or delusional?
By James Ratcliff - 05 December 14:48

Ex-chairman of HBOS called to account.

The internet leaks into the real world
By New Statesman - 05 December 14:06

Cyberspace reaches out to objects via drones.

Five things you didn’t know about Lakshmi Mittal, Britain's wealthiest citizen
By Oliver Williams - 04 December 15:29

The steel king had a recent spat with François Hollande.

Are self-driving cars really all that?
By Dr Katy Mason - 04 December 9:10

The self-driving car holds much promise. But it might not be taking you to any destination just yet.

By paying extra tax Starbucks is doing exactly the wrong thing
By Martha Gill - 03 December 18:14

A "moral taxation" system would be deeply weird.

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We can move further and faster to bring diversity to the board room
By Alok Sharma - 02 December 9:30

Conservative Party Vice Chairman calls for government action to expose disadvantage and discrimination in the hiring of non-white candidates.

Coca-cola sucks Christmas into its terrifying maw
By Sophie Barnes - 30 November 10:16

The ADgenda: This week's most alarming advert.

Can we crowdfund clinical research?
By Chris Lo - 30 November 9:53

Kickstarter for drug trials.

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Chart of the day: underemployment highest in two decades
By New Statesman - 29 November 15:17

More people working part time.

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Facebook wants your data, and magic legalese won't keep it away
By James Vincent - 28 November 16:28

You can pray to the gods of law, but they're selling your information regardless.

A chai-wallah makes a brew in the Jari Mari slum, next to Mumbai Airport
Things are different in India: Starbucks vs the chai-wallah
By Ritwik Deo - 28 November 10:17

How could something so bland and corporate ever compete with the muzzein-like call of the friendly chai-wallah?

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Now that Cameron supports tax justice, what must he do about it?
By Mike Lewis - 23 November 8:57

We can’t just rely on companies cleaning up their tax affairs. We need international, intergovernmental action on tax justice, and the UK should deliver it.

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Quote of the Day
By Alex Hern - 23 November 7:41

Lord Freud on whether he's too wealthy to understand the benefits system.

Is the Barclaycard advert sexist?
By Anna Lezard - 22 November 16:29

ADgenda: this week's most offensive advert.

Students, keep doing that studenting
By New Statesman - 22 November 16:12

Your time is coming.

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Time for consumers to take some responsibility
By Claire Richardson - 22 November 14:09

The shoppers and the shopped.

Lord McAlpine, Twitter and libel law: the facts
By Jonathan Coad - 21 November 18:25

The law gives no immunity to Twitter gossip.

Gamification: does it make business more fun, or is it just exploitationware?
By James Vincent - 21 November 14:13

Game elements could be a method of self-improvement, but may in fact be a tool for control.

The future is personalised pricing
By Martha Gill - 21 November 13:18

But this isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Here's some abortion science for Maria Miller
By New Statesman - 20 November 18:14

Abortion "turnaways" three times more likely to fall below poverty line.

Cutting judicial reviews is exactly the wrong thing to do
By Martha Gill - 19 November 15:58

There's a reason judicial reviews are on the rise.

Virgin announces new domestic flights
By Alex Hern - 19 November 11:41

Where's the fabled capacity squeeze?

The chorus from business is now deafening: "give us certainty on energy policy and low carbon investment"
By Maf Smith - 19 November 9:45

Businesses need to know what will happen in the future, writes RenewablesUK's Maf Smith. A government in turmoil can't provide that.