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 www.businesssucks.com
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

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

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 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.

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

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

Observations on insurance

The other tsunami: how the conquest of Iraq is destroying lives overseas
By John Pilger - 10 January 12:00

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

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

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

John Pilger reminds us of Kosovo - the model for Blair's war on Iraq
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 prostition. 

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

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

Observations on Gordon Brown

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

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

Observations on debt relief. By <strong>Sue Branford

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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

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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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?

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