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

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

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

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

By <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>

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

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?

Hard lessons to learn
By Chris Wheal - 08 November 12:00

Most Lottery projects are a great success, but we hear a lot more about the few that fail. At least

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.

The fewer the better
By David Nicholson-Lord - 08 November 12:00

We dare not discuss population growth lest we be called racist. Yet wouldn't lower numbers give us a

The business - Patrick Hosking recalls the Wall Street Crash
By Patrick Hosking - 01 November 12:00

The shares crash of 1929 gave rise to legislation aimed at curbing abuses by US capitalism. Not so n

Casinos: tasteless, greedy and philistine
By Staff blogger - 01 November 12:00

How extraordinary that a government which makes so much of personal responsibility - enjoining us to save for our old age, for example - should now be anxious to encourage us all to hazard our money at super-casinos.

Ed Balls recommends
By Ed Balls - 25 October 13:00


Ruth Lister <em>Polity, 208pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0745625649

Archbishop Desmond Tutu recommends
By Archbishop Desmond Tutu - 25 October 13:00

IOU: the debt threat and why we must defuse it

Noreena Hertz <em>Fourth Estate, 288pp, £16.99</em>

The business - Patrick Hosking praises a New York regulator
By Patrick Hosking - 25 October 13:00

An American legal officer has shown that a few incriminating e-mails and a convincing whistle-blower

Did privatisation make rail safer?
By Andrew Clark - 25 October 13:00

Observations on risk analysis