The business - Patrick Hosking wonders about the Google floatation
By Patrick Hosking - 10 May 13:00

The creators of Google risk ending up like Anita Roddick, their ideals increasingly sidelined by com

The business - Patrick Hosking traces the decline of W H Smith
By Patrick Hosking - 03 May 13:00

W H Smith, whose money-making magic endured for two centuries, is today "strategically challenged" b

On Europe, vote, vote and vote again
By Staff blogger - 26 April 13:00

The European Union has always been an elite project. This was so from its earliest postwar beginnings, when the rule of cool, rational technocrats seemed infinitely preferable to the hot-blooded mass movements led by Hitler and Mussolini.

The business - Patrick Hosking warns the house bubble will burst
By Patrick Hosking - 26 April 13:00

Further steep rises in house prices don't prove that those who predict a collapse are wrong. On the

NS Essay - The honesty of science is being compromised at every turn
By Colin Tudge - 26 April 13:00

Can we still rely on what scientists tell us? Alas, no. Their conferences and papers are sponsored b

Hard sell in the grocery aisle
By Jack Johnson - 19 April 13:00

Observations on advertising

The business - Patrick Hosking hears Tollopian echoes in a tunnel
By Patrick Hosking - 19 April 13:00

Even "a drop of som'at hot", which served Anthony Trollope's fictional tycoon so well, may not be en

The business - Patrick Hosking hails a workers' co-op as a star
By Patrick Hosking - 05 April 13:00

As the supermarket wars grow more vicious, Waitrose is proving that a worker co-operative can be far

The new global elite
By John Prideaux - 05 April 13:00

Forget illegal immigrants. A cosmopolitan class, young, mobile and restless, move from country to co

The business - Patrick Hosking wants more naming and shaming
By Patrick Hosking - 29 March 13:00

The Financial Services Authority has found instances of unit trusts allowing small punters to be did

The fan - Hunter Davies on Chealsea's latest recruit, aged eight
By Hunter Davies - 22 March 12:00

Miles has a contract and a transfer value of £2,000. He's aged eight

The real thing
By William Leith - 22 March 12:00

Pop: truth and power at the Coca-Cola company

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The business - Patrick Hosking fears more Equitable Lifes
By Patrick Hosking - 22 March 12:00

Equitable Life management glossed over the truth in the days when executive pay packages provided li

The business - Patrick Hosking wonders if M&S can be made over
By Patrick Hosking - 15 March 12:00

The design industry desperately wants Vittorio Radice to succeed at Marks & Spencer. But it should r

The business - Patrick Hosking deplores peace in our time
By Patrick Hosking - 08 March 12:00

We don't want peace between companies and their shareholders. The latter should carry on treating to

The business - Patrick Hosking
By Patrick Hosking - 23 February 12:00

It will soon be easier to declare yourself bankrupt. Ministers think this will encourage budding ent

In the dock: the Bank of England
By Nick Cohen - 16 February 12:00

Long before Enron, there was the BCCI scandal. Now a court case reveals the shameful role played by

The business - Patrick Hosking expects a bank-hating festival
By Patrick Hosking - 16 February 12:00

Prepare for another festival of hatred against the banks, as they announce record annual pre-tax pro

The business - Patrick Hosking fears our babies will be diddled
By Patrick Hosking - 09 February 12:00

Why are we encouraging our children to hand over money to life insurance companies that have spent t

Social enterprise - In whose interest?
By Gideon Burrows - 09 February 12:00

A new type of company which can make profits that don't go to fat cats is on its way. Gideon Burrows

Social enterprise - Hearts before pockets
By David Puttnam - 09 February 12:00

Big business is starting to realise that if it is to adapt to a new world, it needs the help of soci

Class conscious - Andrew Martin looks for a classy business card
By Andrew Martin - 02 February 12:00

I'd carry a business card, if only I knew what to put on it

A modest proposal that we can all agree on
By Gerald Holtham - 26 January 12:00

How to raise money for universities and keep the left happy

What price a piece of paper?
By Alice O'Keeffe - 26 January 12:00

Just as the government raises fees to finance greater access to higher education, research suggests

NS Essay - The public domain is a gift of history. Now it is at risk
By David Marquand - 19 January 12:00

Ideals of service, equity and civic duty that once counted even in private firms are all but gone. M

The public is right on GM crops
By Staff blogger - 19 January 12:00

Why do we need GM crops? Nobody suggests that food will taste better as a result. They will not provide Nigella or Jamie with opportunities to dazzle us with exciting new recipes ("try my GM soya souffle"). GM is not supposed to make us fitter and younger.

Some smells are heaven scent
By Ziauddin Sardar - 15 December 12:00

Modern, branded perfumes are as ubiquitous as junk food - and just as bad for you. Ziauddin Sardar r

God and Mammon mingle in the mall
By Andrew Stephen - 15 December 12:00

The beginning of the religious festival of Advent in America coincides with the biggest and most fre

The rise of the British ghost town
By Andrew Simms - 15 December 12:00

Butchers, bakers, post offices and newsagents are closing in their dozens, leaving dead communities

Mark Thomas wants to see the Queen in court
By Mark Thomas - 15 December 12:00

The aristocracy need only worry about gout, syphilis and falling off polo ponies - industrial accide