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When black is white
HOW far should a publicly funded broadcaster disseminate controversial—and possibly offensive—views about the causes of Britain's riots? The BBC has received nearly 700 complaints about a claim by David Starkey, an outspoken historian, that "w
Tue, 16 Aug 2011 11:32:35 +0000

What would Milton Friedman tell the looters?
YOUR blogger set out for a quiet cocktail in fashionably edgy Hoxton on Monday night, only to find herself in the middle of wailing police sirens and shuttered shops as the riots in nearby Hackney took hold. The capital, which has been working its
Tue, 09 Aug 2011 14:32:44 +0000

How to read the downing of the Chinook
THE downing of a Chinook helicopter, apparently by a Taliban rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) or grenades,
Mon, 08 Aug 2011 16:36:39 +0000

How to cut the tax rate: a 1980s guide
AS THE political argument about Britain's top tax rates heats up (see the article in The Economist this week), your blogger's attention has turned to previous occasions on which received thinking on taxation abruptly changed. The
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 09:29:02 +0000

Should the law take class into account?
WELL now here's a summer fuss dividing London social life and legal opinion. Should a posh student who gets himself involved in a riot and ends up climbing up the Cenotaph—the city's most sombre memorial to the war dead—and attacking a convoy with
Wed, 03 Aug 2011 10:43:37 +0000

Did Sir Gus miss the inquiry moment?
GORDON BROWN is furious. Not an uncommon state in the case of the ex-prime minister, but one we have not seen in public since he retreated from public life after the election. The big engine that is Gordon steamed back to the Commons yesterday and
Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:44:51 +0000

An aggressive retreat
AS ADMIRAL MIKE MULLEN, America's most senior military officer, confirmed to the House armed services committee on June 23rd, Barack Obama's plan to cut troop levels in Afghanistan by 10,000 this year and by a further 20,000 or so by Septe
Sat, 25 Jun 2011 14:12:03 +0000

European corporate governance: Cleaning the Augean tables
Issue:  If Greece goes... Fly Title:  European corporate governance Rubric: 
Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:54:47 +0000

The evolution of al-Qaeda
THE first question that many in the West will have asked on hearing the news of
Mon, 02 May 2011 15:29:32 +0000

Changes at the top
THE changes to America's national-security team that are expected to be announced tomorrow (A
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 17:29:13 +0000

The rebels advance
AT AROUND 10.00pm on March 25th, six days after their headlong retreat from Benghazi followi
Sun, 27 Mar 2011 10:36:40 +0000

Into the unknown
This is an updated version of the post that was made live at 16.55 on March 23rd.
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 09:32:14 +0000

The barrage begins
THE FIRST stage of the “multiphase” Operation Odyssey Dawn may already be over. At 19.00 GMT on Saturday
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 11:42:25 +0000

The limpet's legions
THE comforting idea that Muammar Qaddafi might go relatively gently into that good night like his
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 16:27:46 +0000

Diplomatic gymnastics
OUR Charlemagne columnist has been assessing the responses of European nations to the Libyan uprising, awarding their governments gold, silver and bronze medals for their performance:FOR some reason that I cannot quite explain,
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 14:53:42 +0000

Home-team advantage pays off for Boeing
SO THE rumours that EADS had managed to gain an edge over its rival, Boeing, on price in the long and bit
Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:58:05 +0000

Genetically modified crops
Issue:  Blood and oil Fly Title:  Rubric: 
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 10:45:13 +0000

The adoption of genetically modified crops: Growth areas
Where genetically modified crops are grown THE world's farmers planted 148m hectares of genetically modified crops in 29 countries last year, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, an indust
Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:57:32 +0000

Live on Twitter: Who are the global elite?
 As part of our Ideas Arena, Robert Guest, Business Editor of The Economist used Twitter to answer your questions. Recently returned fr
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:15:00 +0000

Welcome to The Ideas Arena
OUR special report on global leaders describes a world where traditional ruling classes are losing their wealth and influence to entrepreneurs, inventors, artists and philanthropists. But who makes up this new elite? Are our increasingly meritoc
Sat, 22 Jan 2011 17:44:30 +0000

Rows over GM crops: Seed of change
Issue:  The battle ahead Fly Title:  Rows over GM crops Rubric: 
Thu, 06 Jan 2011 10:47:49 +0000

Principle before profit: Principle before profit
BUSINESS people love to talk about corporate social responsibility. But how many of them are actually willing to sacrifice profit for principle? When pressed, most of them simply argue that they are doing good by doing well, which prompts the questio
Thu, 25 Nov 2010 17:04:11 +0000

Economist debates: Biotechnology debate: The result
"This house believes that biotechnology and sustainable agriculture are complementary, not contradictory"THE voting has shifted dramatically during this debate, starting out heavily in favour of the motion, swinging strongly in the other direction (s
Fri, 12 Nov 2010 16:48:16 +0000

The future of biofuels: The post-alcohol world
Issue:  Angry America Fly Title:  The future of biofuels Rubric: 
Thu, 28 Oct 2010 11:24:04 +0000

Schumpeter: Corporate constitutions
Issue:  Angry America Fly Title:  Schumpeter Rubric:  The wo
Thu, 28 Oct 2010 11:24:04 +0000

Corporate governance in America: The fight for better boards
Issue:  Losing Afghanistan Fly Title:  Corporate governance in America Rubric: 
Thu, 24 Jun 2010 11:19:39 +0000

Business.view: The rewards of virtue
Fly Title:  Business.view Rubric:  Does good corporate governance pay? Studies give contradictory answers
Mon, 26 Apr 2010 16:44:26 +0000

Shareholders v stakeholders: A new idolatry
Issue:  Earthly powers Fly Title:  Shareholders v stakeholders Rubric: 
Thu, 22 Apr 2010 10:36:44 +0000

Executive pay in America: Cheques and balances
Issue:  Europe's engine Fly Title:  Executive pay in America Rubric: 
Thu, 11 Mar 2010 10:43:54 +0000

Schumpeter: A different class
Issue:  What's gone wrong in Washington? Fly Title:  Schumpeter Rubric: 
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 10:42:57 +0000

Novartis's bid for Alcon: In the eye
Issue:  Bubble warning Fly Title:  Novartis's bid for Alcon Rubric: 
Thu, 07 Jan 2010 10:42:06 +0000

Corporate reform in America: A chill in the boardroom
Issue:  Toyota slips up Fly Title:  Corporate reform in America Rubric: 
Thu, 10 Dec 2009 10:59:11 +0000

Business.view: Misery in the boardroom
Fly Title:  Business.view Rubric:  What directors of American firms should—and should not—worry about
Tue, 01 Dec 2009 13:28:00 +0000

Business.view: Cash for votes
Fly Title:  Business.view Rubric:  A glimmer of hope for corporate-governance reform Location: 
Tue, 27 Oct 2009 10:04:25 +0000

Idea: Corporate governance
Fly Title:  Idea Rubric:  The debate over how companies are best governed is at least as old as companies themselves
Mon, 07 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0000

Germany's flawed corporate governance: Boards behaving badly
Issue:  America's unjust sex laws Fly Title:  Germany's flawed corporate governance Rubric:&n
Thu, 06 Aug 2009 10:54:33 +0000

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