Pick of the biz press, Thursday 8 March

The best business opinion from around the web.


 A new study shows only 5.5 per cent of commercial patent holders are female. Freakomomics asks why

The less sleep you get, the more time you spend watching cat videos, observes Brad Plumer
Student loans are a scam - and we should stop pretending otherwise, writes Charles Hugh Smith
Rebecca Green ranks the blogosphere on its predictions for the new iPad - and finds it performed surprisingly well
Apple must invest in its supplier factories, writes Richard Beales.


Student loans need to change, Getty images
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The New Statesman Cover: Trump goes nuclear

A first look at this week's magazine.

18 - 24 August issue
Trump goes nuclear