Noreena Hertz is an academic and an author. Her most recent books are "The Silent Takeover" and "I.O.U.: The Debt Threat and Why We Must Defuse It".

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Politics
23 October 2008
We are witnessing the death of a paradigm. As is usual at moments of mourning, the new reality is being met by denial,...
04 September 2006
Back in the 1970s, Kodak tried to give $25m to a black civil rights organisation in Rochester, New York. The company's...
Human Rights
07 August 2006
The term "glass ceiling" was coined in 1984. More than 20 years later, the ceiling has barely cracked. There isn't a...
10 July 2006
In the same week that the world's richest man, Bill Gates, announced he was giving up his job at Microsoft in favour of...
12 June 2006
A satirical film, Thank You for Smoking, looking at the power of Big Tobacco, hits our cinema screens on 16 June. It's...
Politics
12 December 2005
It was an audacious project. To make poverty history in just one year. Yet in 2005 an unpre-cedented number of...
International Politics
04 July 2005
Thousands upon thousands of people are on their way to Edinburgh and Gleneagles, heading there because they believe...
04 October 2004
What's with the Guardian's policy of asking commentators to provide their e-mail addresses to publish along with their...
Politics
22 October 2001
What we want An independent international commission to investigate the impact of economic globalisationA World Social...
Politics
30 April 2001
I grew up in a highly political home. My mother was the co-chair of the 300 Group, an organisation whose aim was to get...
Politics
21 June 1999
Fewer than one in four Britons voted in the European elections; turnout, though higher in most EU countries than here,...