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

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

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

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

How looking for work turns you into a victim
By Brendan O'Neill - 22 November 12:00

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NS/BT round table - Big dreams at the click of a mouse
By Matthew Broersma - 22 November 12:00

The East Midlands wants to become one of the top regional economies in Europe. Its ambition is achie

Back to great grandma's cooking
By Colin Tudge - 22 November 12:00

The answer to obesity is the same as the answer to hunger: traditional food, locally grown

Who can cure the pharmaceuticals?
By Margaret Cook - 15 November 12:00

Margaret Cook on how the influence of drugs companies has seeped, through their control of research

The business - Patrick Hosking sees the dollar plummeting
By Patrick Hosking - 15 November 12:00

The big question for Bush is how far he lets the dollar slide. Could we end up with a $2 pound?

The business - Patrick Hosking on Shell's move to the Netherlands
By Patrick Hosking - 08 November 12:00

When Shell moves its headquarters to the Netherlands, Britain will lose tax revenues - and jobs. Yet

The garden of Eden
By Tim Smit - 08 November 12:00

The Lottery gives people the chance to take a risk. And, explains Tim Smit, co-founder of the Eden P

NS interview - Estelle Morris
By Jane Taylor - 08 November 12:00

The Lottery minister is consummate at the "just trust me" line. She insists the government is not tr

Prepare for a fall from grace
By Ann Pettifor - 08 November 12:00

Observations on debt

Whose money is it anyway?
By Martin Wainwright - 08 November 12:00

At the moment, we have no say whatsoever in how National Lottery money is spent. Martin Wainwright h

Weapon of mass distribution
By Steve Richards - 08 November 12:00

Lottery funds are being raided for the benefit of the Treasury's coffers, writes <strong>Gerald Kauf

Hands off our gas!
By Sue Branford - 08 November 12:00

Observations on Latin America

Never fear: big is better
By Vanessa Potter - 08 November 12:00

Concerns about the creation of the Big Lottery Fund are being addressed, reassures the fund's policy

Too much of a gamble?
By Ian Walker - 08 November 12:00

From the proliferation of games, you might think the Lottery was flourishing. But it hasn't always b

A game of give and take
By Stephen Bubb - 08 November 12:00

The Lottery has helped charities to innovate, boosting their incomes rather than impoverishing them.