Vincent Boland: Hope has turned into expectation: we will overcome this pandemic
The early days of the Covid-19 pandemic were dominated by loudmouths, incompetents and populists. Then the serious people took over
A year ago this week, as the pandemic continued to spread its tentacles across the world and everything kept shutting down, this column asked whether the economic and social devastation about to be wreaked by Covid-19 would change capitalism, or perhaps destroy it.
At the time, the signs were ominous. By early April last year, hundreds of millions of workers had been laid off temporarily, economic activity had ground to a halt and industries such...
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Vincent Boland: It‘s been a while but it seems inflation is back with a bang
After all the toiling of the central banks to pump up prices a little, things are revving up rather more dramatically than they’d expected – with worrying consequences for all
Vincent Boland: Will this pandemic be the death knell for the office as we knew it?
If workers end up in the future doing from home the jobs they did in offices up to last year, it opens up a fundamental debate on what exactly such a place is
Vincent Boland: South Korea’s billionaire dynasties face a reckoning as their family businesses outgrow them
For all its modernity, the country’s corporate sector is stuck in a peculiarly Korean time warp, and this is especially true of Samsung, which is now too big for the Lee family who controls it
Vincent Boland: Buried in the wreckage of the Super League is a goal that will eventually come to pass
Last week’s disastrous launch of the European Super League was yet another instance of how the world’s biggest sport has become enslaved by its own popularity