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Is capitalism doomed?

Unless the world’s multinational corporations get their act together, capitalism is heading for trouble, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

How investors can profit from the dawning of a new reality

Widespread use of virtual-reality technology has been “just around the corner” since the 1980s, says Ben Judge. But with the growing popularity of augmented reality, we might finally be about to turn that corner.

It’s getting harder and harder for central banks to bail us out

Central bankers put their heads together today at their annual shindig at Jackson Hole, says John Stepek. But they’re fast running out of big ideas.

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Coming to terms with Anna Sorokin

My Friend Anna: The true story of the fake heiress of New York City
Williams is a solid writer who does a good job of explaining how she, and other intelligent people, could be taken in by such a crook.

What DIY builders need to know

Many of us dream of building our own homes – but how do you go about it? Chris Menon explains.

How to fund your firm

Need to raise money? Look beyond the bank, says David Prosser.

Book in the news… the inside story of Spain’s tumultuous crisis

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A book that goes beyond politics to offer a deeply sympathetic portrayal of a country.

How the success of the Edinburgh Fringe proves that Adam Smith was right

Self-interest was a powerful motivator in making the Edinburgh Fringe Festival the phenomenal success it is today, says Dominic Frisby.

Carson Block: the world’s most feared short-seller

Carson Block sniffs out stocks trading on dodgily high valuations and bets against them, which unnerves his targets. Now, his reign of terror has spread to London. Jane Lewis reports.

An offbeat take on economics

Review: This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy
A new TV series outfreaks Freakonomics.

Great frauds in history: Hannu Kailajärvi

Kailajärvi claimed to have discovered a way to make huge returns from foreign-currency trading. For a fee, investors could join the club.

The benefits of sitting tight with your savings

Agreeing to lock up your cash can boost the interest rate on your savings significantly. Ruth Jackson-Kirby reports.

Betting on politics: bets for the US presidency

Matthew Partridge weighs up the odds on the candidates for the Democratic Party nomination.

Investing in the world’s most valuable resource

A professional investor tells us where he’d put his money. This week: Louis Veilleux, Senior Investment Manager, Pictet Water fund.

Are we about to see an epic splurge of government spending?

Investors are worried that central banks are running out of ways to “stimulate” economic growth, writes John Stepek. Never mind – there’s always the government.

Howard Marks: there's sanity in stocks

Distressed debt investor and author Howard Marks thinks US stocks have further to run.

Five questions for: Sabine VanderLinden, Rainmaking

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