The middle class in America is in crisis, with incomes falling and life expectancy worsening. Why? And what can be done about it? Simon Wilson reports.
Articles written by Simon Wilson
Disturbing developments in Bangladesh suggest the country is turning into an authoritarian state. Simon Wilson reports.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has met with opposition from French President François Hollande and from the public. Can it be salvaged? Simon Wilson reports.
The falling oil price has exposed the Chavista revolution for what it was – a vainglorious spending splurge. The result now is suffering and chaos, says Simon Wilson.
Once again, shareholders are up in arms about the soaring pay of underperforming bosses. Might they force change this time? Simon Wilson reports.
Brazil’s lower house of Congress has voted to impeach the president. Why? Will it spark a broader crisis? And what does it mean for investors? Simon Wilson investigates.
The leak of millions of documents from a Panama law firm has propelled the world of offshore investments into the headlines. What’s the fuss about? Simon Wilson reports.
The government has given some of the poorest workers in the UK a pay boost. Sounds good – but how will it affect the economy generally? Simon Wilson reports.
George Osborne is to slap a new levy on fizzy drinks. The idea is to discourage unhealthy habits that lead to obesity. Will it work? Simon Wilson reports
In the fifth of a series of EU referendum briefings, Simon Wilson looks at the potential effect of leaving on Britain’s foreign muscle.