1. Globalisation turns the west against elites (Financial Times)
The international borderless economy must become more equitable, writes Ian Buruma.
2. Thanks to David Brent we cannot see the new poor (Guardian)
Maybe it's because white-collar jobs are often the butt of the joke, but we are forgetting too many victims of the downturn, writes Jonathan Freedland.
3. Kick open the doors to private education (Times)
Conservatives can prove they care about ordinary people by enabling them to attend the best schools, writes Matthew Parris.
4. Britain’s two paths back to surplus (Financial Times)
The Tories and the Liberal Democrats offer contrasting visions of the austerity to comes, notes an FT editorial.
Real-life politicians could learn from TV drama and create new parties that represent today’s voters, says Tim Montgomerie.
6. Obama leaves behind America's friends (Daily Telegraph)
The US president has been reduced to little more than a global preacher with a shrinking flock, says Charles Moore.
It’s only a bit of Lib Dem fun, but it might just get serious at the election, writes Andrew Grice.
It is an activity of curtain-twitching smallness, yet those who fancy themselves hipsters relish the chance to self-herd, says Marina Hyde.
9. The economy suffers when ‘human capital’ goes to waste (Independent)
British employers are using a smaller proportion of the nation’s human talent than they should, says an Independent editorial.
10. Economic austerity: the island of Ireland (Guardian)
Ireland's story has few parallels with other nations, where there is more rage in the air, says a Guardian editorial.