1. Austerity Labour is on its way and Ed Balls is leading the charge (Daily Telegraph)
The shadow chancellor must save money – and the NHS – if his party is to win the general election in 2015, writes Mary Riddell.
2. The challenges of a post-crisis world (Financial Times)
Nations must nurture recovery and promote reform, writes Martin Wolf. Co-operation and communication should be the order of the day.
Labour thinks it can increase tax on wealth creators without consequence, writes Daniel Finkelstein. Eventually it will reach a tipping point.
Bonus culture has become so warped that bankers presiding over losses of £8bn still think they deserve a reward, writes Simon Jenkins.
While these countries were growing so fast we tended to ignore the warning signs, writes Hamish McRae.
Maternity leave, sick pay, the minimum wage – the ability to claim these vital rights has been torched by our zero-hours economy, writes Zoe Williams.
7. Will Obama stand with Japan against China? (Times)
Washington’s weakness – from Kiev to Damascus – has encouraged Beijing to assert itself, says Roger Boyes.
8. Imagine the explosion of growth if we got serious about tax-cutting (Daily Telegraph)
Those on the lowest incomes should pay no tax at at all; while the hard-pressed middle class should face a flat tax, says Allister Heath.
9. Politicians must lead on immigration (Financial Times)
If we want the world’s best ideas we need innovators living among us, writes Gus O’Donnell.
I tweeted a cartoon of Jesus and Mo, writes Maajid Nawaz. My aim was to carve out a space where Muslims can be heard without fearing the blasphemy charge.