Opinion

How the crash discredited the Anglo-US democratic model

Authoritarian China is now an economic blueprint for Zuma and Maduro. Ten years ago this week, it became clear that the dread event – a run on one bank that will create a malevolent impact on others – was under way. A US investment bank had a few weeks earlier summarily closed some of its property-based hedge [...]

Keeping up with the drones

Amazon’s plan to keep an eye on us will add to our shame about imperfect, messy lives. Amazon has got a new wheeze! The internet giant has had a patent granted for the next generation of drones: these won’t just deliver stuff, they’ll take photographs of your home or garden, look out for problems (“or [...]
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