Other people's business, Tuesday 24 April

Why your mother keeps calling.

1. Oil majors can’t afford to shun Argentina (Reuters)

The seizure of YPF may not be the end of it, writes Raul Gallegos.

2. Feeding China's offspring (Schumpeter)

Pfizer's bosses must be rubbing their hands, writes Schumpeter.

3. Facebook infected by Google’s antitrust limbo (Reuters)

It looks as though the social network is already being viewed with concern by acquisition targets, writes Rob Cox.

4. Why should we care about inequality? (Washington Post)

Because it creates alienation, says Tim Noah.

5. Why mom keeps calling, explained! (Washington Post)

An international team of evolutionary psychologists have taken on an age-old question, writes Sarah Kliff.

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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.