The business - Patrick Hosking predicts a pre-Christmas election
By Patrick Hosking - 04 October 13:00

The property party is finally over. This means that, in pure economic terms, the government should h

The price of a soldier's boots
By Antonia Feuchtwanger - 04 October 13:00

Observations on the arms industry

America's foes prepare for a monetary jihad
By Janet Bush - 04 October 13:00

The US dollar has long been the currency of the oil industry. But members of Opec are contemplating

Pay women fairly to put an end to poverty
By Staff blogger - 04 October 13:00

Let's not get prim about the bickering rivalry between our Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer. It may appear to distract from more important matters, but there was never any chance of Labour's leaders dealing with those anyway.

Why we need a Who Owns What
By Antony Mack - 04 October 13:00

Land campaign - Today, in the age of electronic communication, we know less than the Victorians abou

NS Essay - Britain is now back to levels of gross income inequality
By Stewart Lansley - 04 October 13:00

The rich are getting richer, faster. Yet those who call into question their rights to such great wea

The business - Patrick Hosking finds fat cats thriving still
By Patrick Hosking - 27 September 13:00

Companies will stop giving failed executives big pay-offs only when a shareholder sues the non-execu

World view - Michela Wrong despairs of Africa's red tape
By Michela Wrong - 27 September 13:00

It takes 19 separate procedures to start a business in Chad, the world's ninth-poorest country, yet

Land campaign - Why we should follow Pittsburgh
By Christopher Huhne - 27 September 13:00

Christopher Huhne explains how American cities have got rid of the blight of unused urban space and

The business - Patrick Hosking laments the state of pensions
By Patrick Hosking - 20 September 13:00

Pensions policy is a mess: not enough in the kitty, a crisis of confidence among savers and, with al

A revolutionary who won over Victorian liberals
By Tristram Hunt - 20 September 13:00

Asquith, Lloyd George and Winston Churchill all backed proposals to end the landlords' monopoly. So,

On the road to recovery
By Wilf Stevenson - 20 September 13:00

<em>NS</em> business voices dinner - The Department of Trade and Industry seemed to have lost all pu

The case for taxing land
By Dave Wetzel - 20 September 13:00

Dave Wetzel proposes a tax that would be good for business, good for those struggling to buy houses,

House prices? In Italy, too, people talk of little else
By Sebastian Cresswell-Turner - 20 September 13:00

Millions of Italians are being plunged into poverty by soaring rents and static salaries. Yet Berlus

Property scandal
By Jason Cowley - 20 September 13:00

A few rich people, many of them aristocrats, own 69 per cent of the land in Britain. As a result, ho

How car dealers can run state schools
By Francis Beckett - 20 September 13:00

If you've got £2m, you can "sponsor" one of new Labour's academies, and control teachers and curricu

The disgrace of incapacity benefit
By Staff blogger - 20 September 13:00

Politicians do love a crackdown.

If it didn't exist, we'd have to invent it
By Tom Freke - 13 September 13:00

The UN is the only global forum for rich and poor nations alike. Yet shabby and undermined by the U

Condemnation is a luxury we can afford
By Staff blogger - 13 September 13:00

Are we right, when faced with atrocity, simply to compete in voicing expressions of denunciation and outrage? Do all attempts to understand the motives of the perpetrators, or to reflect on what drove them to act so abominably, risk moral equivalence and compromise our own humanity?

They dare to dream
By Mark Bearn - 13 September 13:00

Observations on the United States

How to tame capitalism
By William Davies - 13 September 13:00

William Davies on Labour's plans for a new breed of company that can make profits to serve the commu

Beyond Saddam
By Abdullah Muhsin - 13 September 13:00

Observations on Iraq

Where Brits are the new imperialists
By Patrick West - 13 September 13:00

It's not just US multinationals that trample on other people's cultures. In Dublin's fair city, Tesc

Close down the casino
By Rodney Bickerstaffe - 13 September 13:00

Observations on pensions

The business - Patrick Hosking fears a giant bank would rip us off
By Patrick Hosking - 13 September 13:00

A merger that gives one bank 34 per cent of the mortgage market would surely be vetoed. We're not ta

The not so special relationship
By Francis Beckett - 13 September 13:00

Observations on Labour versus labour

Suppose a new 9/11 hit America . . .
By Ian Bremmer - 13 September 13:00

By Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and senior fellow at the World Policy Institute

How to waste a $15bn opportunity
By Peter Gill - 06 September 13:00

George Bush and Tony Blair have a lot of money to spend on Aids in the developing world - but don't

Politics - John Kampfner
By John Kampfner - 06 September 13:00

Lib Dem traditionalists fear that a Blair-style coup could make the party pull back from its commitm

The slaughter of Iraq's intellectuals
By Andrew Rubin - 06 September 13:00

Since the occupation began, some 200 leading Iraqi academics, most of them in the humanities and soc