World view - Lindsey Hilsum glimpses the Next World Order
By Lindsey Hilsum - 24 January 12:00

The 21st century, say US analysts, will not be American. It will belong to China and India, and it m

The gaudy sameness of Clone Town
By Andrew Simms - 24 January 12:00

The free marketeers used to tell us that communism was the enemy of choice, but take a look at what

Blair's flagship schools and the money that never was
By Francis Beckett - 17 January 12:00

Private bodies, we are told, are putting millions into Labour's new city academies. In return, they

The business - Patrick Hosking logs on to
By Patrick Hosking - 17 January 12:00

Can Britons emulate Americans and start websites that slag off big companies?

Pinochet's legacy still flourishes
By Tom Burgis - 17 January 12:00

Observations on Chile

Hidden solidarities that span the globe
By Ray Pahl - 17 January 12:00

As the past few weeks have shown, we are not the selfish, atomised individuals of modern media myth.

Why we need a strong state more than ever
By Staff blogger - 17 January 12:00

An academic team, reviewing the 1964-70 Labour governments, concluded in 1972: "Considerable poverty remained . . .

A different take on what not to wear
By Nick Cohen - 17 January 12:00

As new textile trade terms threaten Asian workers with even longer hours and lower wages, can ethica

A very British sickness
By Shiv Malik - 10 January 12:00

Shiv Malik visits Easington, County Durham, Britain's incapacity benefit capital, and asks if a crac

The other tsunami
By John Pilger - 10 January 12:00

While the sea may have killed tens of thousands, western policies kill millions every year. Yet even

The business - Patrick Hosking hears predictions of a raise in VAT
By Patrick Hosking - 10 January 12:00

A slowdown in consumption growth (or even no growth at all) will be one of the year's big stories. A

The issue is our humanity, not God's divinity
By Staff blogger - 10 January 12:00

Let us not deceive ourselves. The Asian tsunami has dominated the media for several days because it is a simple but dramatic story that broke between Christmas and New Year, usually the deadest time of all for news. The images (lots of weeping light-brown children) are a picture editor's dream.

Why fraud goes unpunished
By Theodore Dalrymple - 10 January 12:00

Observations on insurance

The other side of "freedom"
By Neil Clark - 10 January 12:00

Observations on Hungary

Land of the free, home of the stingy
By Andrew Stephen - 10 January 12:00

Tsunami 2: Americans, who think they are uniquely generous, give just five cents a day each to chari

Once, bosses sacked the employees; now, it's the other way round
By Janet Bush - 01 January 12:00

2005: Workers' rebellion - Employers, abetted by the government, have made work so unpleasant and un

The snake and the hedgehog
By Peter Nolan - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - You could say that, in marrying state and market, China is pursuing the Third Way. But

A boom financed by taxes on the poor
By Mobo Gao - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - Inequalities are not based only on wages. Peasants have to pay more than 100 levies to

One region, one vision
By Alex Greenwood - 01 January 12:00

New Statesman/BT round-table - With devolution dead and businesses in decline, the north-east of Eng

Mark Thomas finds corruption sadly unregulated
By Mark Thomas - 01 January 12:00

UK arms firms will get advance warning of any SFO investigation for corruption. This is like the pol

Viagra for the economy
By Martin Vander Weyer - 01 January 12:00

2005: Self-esteem - Aromatherapy, life gurus, shiatsu: self-esteem will be even bigger business in t

The world's first multinational
By Nick Robins - 13 December 12:00

NS Essay 1- Corporate greed, the ruination of traditional ways of life, share-price bubbles, western

John Pilger reminds us of Kosovo
By John Pilger - 13 December 12:00

Kosovo - the site of a genocide that never was - is now a violent "free market" in drugs and prostit

Say thanks to America
By Sophie Johnson - 13 December 12:00

NS Christmas - Immigrants to the US accept that, if you make it big, you have to give back

Prudence, Adam Smith style
By Simon Carr - 06 December 12:00

Observations on Gordon Brown

Iraq gets special treatment
By Sue Branford - 29 November 12:00

Observations on debt relief. By <strong>Sue Branford


Would you buy a car that looked like this?
By Andrew Simms - 29 November 12:00

Andrew Simms argues that SUVs are as dangerous to health as tobacco and should be made to carry simi

See you in court
By Mary Riddell - 29 November 12:00

Our intimate secrets, once revealed in divorce cases, now come out at employment tribunals

The business - Patrick Hosking sees little hope for Big Pharma
By Patrick Hosking - 29 November 12:00

Things get worse and worse for the drugs companies. On top of growing resistance to their high price

Mark Thomas asks what is the point of Band Aid
By Mark Thomas - 22 November 12:00

The trouble with Band Aid is that you can buy the single, think you have done your bit and walk away