30 September 2013
What makes us human?
07 February 2008
At the annual conference of the billionaires' trade union, the World Economic Forum, you couldn't grab a coffee without...
11 July 2005
The formula that has determined British politics since 1994, that Tony Blair in the ascendant equals Labour in the...
17 January 2005
As I anxiously watched digital TV at 11.50pm on Saturday - to check how the news channels would cover the Sunday...
22 April 2002
Gordon Brown made history on Wednesday. Almost six years after Labour was returned to power, the Chancellor finally...
Ministers think the Tories won the taxation argument in 1997 and 2001. But - phew! - Labour has won it now
15 April 2002
Gordon Brown's Budgets are the big political events of this government. They set the framework for all domestic policy-...
08 April 2002
Forget the philandering footballer and the oxymoronic publicity-shy supermodel. There is a more serious threat to the...
The PM wished to be neutral between bosses and unions. The dream has come true: now they both feel alienated
01 April 2002
It is so piquant, so delicious. Stephen "Hammer of the Unions" Byers has caved in to industrial action. A few sharp...
If British exporters have trouble now, think what would happen if the euro surged after we joined it
25 March 2002
For Tony Blair, the European Union summit in Barcelona was the council of merde. The TUC general secretary lambasted...
18 March 2002
I feel obliged to write about Warren Buffett once more. Remember him? World's most successful investor, worth about $...
In the mad, mad world of pensions, blue-chip firms rip off their owners. And who are they? Us, actually
11 March 2002
There is a huge rumpus in Whitehall and the City over a new accounting rule called FRS17. But please do not stop...
Try my wizard new scheme, Tony: you can nationalise lots of firms, call it privatisation and still make whopping profits
04 March 2002
Have you noticed how Tony Blair's opposition to nationalisation and public ownership is redolent of the dogmatists he...
Rogue traders can get banks into trouble because top executives can't tell their assets from their elbows
18 February 2002
How much rope to give employees? Enough to hang themselves? Probably. Enough to string up the entire organisation? Hmmm...
In the world of big business, profits may be losses, and a firm that "continues to stabilise" could be unstable
11 February 2002
The collapse of Enron is making a lot of people scared - and I am not just talking about people in the White House and...
04 February 2002
The year is 2130. There has been a dreadful network accident. Kajillions of gigabytes of data have collided and been...