As our politicians shed responsibility for managing the economy they have to prove their importance
<strong>Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 26 May 1951.</strong>
This visit to a facto
<strong>Plundering the Public Sector: how new Labour are letting consultants run off with £70bn of o
Pioneered by bearded hippies running clapped-out vans on recycled chip fat, biofuels now mean big bu
In attacking the ABC classification system for controlled drugs, as it has in its report subtitled Making a Hash of It?, the Commons select committee on science and technology has shot a sitting duck.
Once upon a time (well, specifically about nine months ago) there was a fictional sixth-form boy, living on a council estate, who wanted to go to university. Let's call him Bob.
<strong>How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place</strong>
Edited by Bjørn Lomborg
<strong>Freud in the City</strong>
David Freud <em>Bene Factum Publishing, 386pp, £18</em>
If hedge funds were a country, it would be the eighth-biggest on the planet. They can sink whole eco
Job security and sufficient staff are prerequisites to effective training
The older we get, the more we realise what we need to know
A new generation of communicators will show us how to get ahead in business
Participants discussed how far technology is a part of smart learning and how far we have gone towar
Unionised workers are more likely to receive training than others
The fact that English is spoken so widely leaves us lagging behind in the global skills market
From time to time, everyone needs a little advice, especially when they are starting out. Heather Wilkinson has built an entire business on this premise.
A key skill in building a successful business is people management
The British economy increasingly depends on the ability of its workforce to develop and utilise new
James Buchan has been writing about oil since the 1970s. Here, at a moment when steepling prices, po
The DTI has lost its nerve in the face of global geopolitics – energy security has become as critica
High oil prices have given Russia renewed power, frightening the west but bringing hope to ordinary
Anyone who remembers the 1960s should recall a political language very different from today's. Headlines, debates, party political broadcasts and news bulletins bristled with terms such as "trade gap", "sterling crisis" and "balance of payments deficit".
Despite tax credits and other measures, the government is further away than ever from meeting its ch
Two single mothers tell Mary Braid of their struggle to get by
<strong>Adam Smith, Radical and Egalitarian: an interpretation for the 21st century</strong>
<strong>Suicide of the West</strong>
Richard Koch and Chris Smith <em>Continuum, 224pp, £14.99</em
As the digital revolution gathers pace and the export of American culture becomes increasingly fraug