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

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 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

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.

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

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

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

But in Norway, the state is still grandpa
By Neil Clark - 06 September 13:00

Neil Clark finds the last true socialists in Norway

The happiness industry
By Barbara Gunnell - 06 September 13:00

There are big profits in claiming to make people happy. But are those who seek well-being from thera

NS Essay - There is a law of the Labour back benches: if they do it in Sweden, it must be all right.
By Anthony Giddens - 06 September 13:00

So what is the truth about the Scandinavians, so often held up as model social democrats? Anthony Gi

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

Not shining, but drowning: John Pilger on India's unequal society
By John Pilger - 06 September 13:00

In the 1990s, as India opened itself to global capital, its rulers said poverty would be eradicated.

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

Bring the rich to heel
By Staff blogger - 06 September 13:00

Remember Thatcher and Reagan!