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Boris Johnson and the threat to British soft power

Boris Johnson and the threat to British soft power

The likely successor to British Prime Minister Theresa May, Boris Johnson, has plans to subsume the government department overseeing development aid into the foreign office, effectively eliminating it

What America needs to understand about capitalism

What America needs to understand about capitalism

Capitalism is widely – and wrongly – understood to be synonymous with free markets. In fact, it includes all economic systems with private ownership of property, from free markets to social democracy

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Stevie Wonder confused many fans when he took a break on Tuesday night to listen to a DJ playing other people’s music. But was the soul superstar motivated by a sense of community?

Gallagher makes timely switch to Wells Fargo

Gallagher makes timely switch to Wells Fargo

Daniel Murray on the week in business

Deutsche troubles are a warning to all Euro banks

Deutsche troubles are a warning to all Euro banks

German firm Deutsche’s axing of 18,000 jobs reflects the inability of the European lenders to compete on a global scale, as well as their domestic struggles

Increasing numbers are prepared to stump up for online services, which bodes well for those trying to make a digital living

Increasing numbers are prepared to stump up for online services, which bodes well for those trying to make a digital living

We all love free stuff on the internet, but for much of it to survive, we have to find a way to pay the people who produce it, writes Willie O'Reilly

TDs emulate ‘Little England’ by rejecting EU-Mercosur deal

TDs emulate ‘Little England’ by rejecting EU-Mercosur deal

Threatening to scupper international trade deals, as the Dáil did last week, is contrary to the interests of an open economy such as ours

Referendum on voting rights in presidential election is confusing

Referendum on voting rights in presidential election is confusing

Whether Irish citizens in the North and those living elsewhere should gain the right to vote for our next president are separate issues

Our Defence Forces get no thanks for selfless heroism

Our Defence Forces get no thanks for selfless heroism

Despite their strong international standing, it’s often a case of out of sight, out of mind when it comes to Irish attitudes towards our peacekeeping personnel

We need to put people before profits in our planning policy

We need to put people before profits in our planning policy

Proper planning and development have been replaced by the ill-defined notion of ‘viability’ and the results can be seen all around us in the form of lower standards and spiralling rents

Deutsche Bank plays its last card - and it might just work

Deutsche Bank plays its last card - and it might just work

A last-ditch restructuring plan could save Deutsche Bank, but the debacle reflects poorly on Germany’s claim to leadership in Europe and in the eurozone

Restoring Northern Assembly could avoid a painful Brexit

Restoring Northern Assembly could avoid a painful Brexit

The government has boxed itself into a corner on the backstop - but a fresh approach on devolution might help

Hipster heaven? Co-living is a symptom of housing hell

Hipster heaven? Co-living is a symptom of housing hell

No matter how you dress them up, developments like The Collective’s serve no one except the investors set to profit from the housing crisis

A clear plan from government will boost backstop case

A clear plan from government will boost backstop case

Countries must work together to take on big tech

Countries must work together to take on big tech