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Will Hutton

Will Hutton

    The battle for the future of capitalism
    The battle for the future of capitalism
    Mitt Romney embodies a system dominated by financial engineering that uses companies as casino chips.
    Bail-out won't fix the fiasco
    Bail-out won't fix the fiasco
    The injection of £37-billion of taxpayer money into the capital base of three UK banks is the gravest event in the modern financial history of the UK.
    Without real leadership, we face financial disaster
    Without real leadership, we face financial disaster
    A lethal new threat is emerging at the dark heart of the financial system, writes Will Hutton.
    Biting the bullet
    Biting the bullet
    Bold, comprehensive and at times surprising, the UK's bail-out plan for partial nationalisation is just what the system needed, writes Will Hutton.
    Quake response won't cover cracks of corruption
    Quake response won't cover cracks of corruption
    Earthquake's don't destroy strong, well-built buildings. They destroy weak ones. As China reels from its biggest earthquake in 30 years, public anger is mounting. The danger for the Communist government is obvious. China is earthquake prone, Sichuan in particular experiencing a similar scale earthquake in 1933.
    Curb the greedy global financiers
    Curb the greedy global financiers
    One of the most inequitable and amoral acts in modern times is happening in front of our eyes and there is hardly a murmur of protest. The multibillion-dollar bail-out of global finance after one of the most reckless periods of lending and deal-making since the late 1920s is extraordinarily one-sided.
    American follies
    American follies
    Few people outside the United States understand the revolutionary nature of American conservatism and the profundity of its ambitions. Nobel Prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz's careful dissection of the follies of the "roaring Nineties" and the conservative thinking that produced them — penetrating the Clinton administration — is as good as it gets, writes Will Hutton.
    The shaming tragedy of Africa
    The shaming tragedy of Africa
    It is the continent with 12% of the world's population but with 80% of the world's Aids deaths. It has experienced 30 years of economic stagnation. Its murderous wars and genocides seem never-ending; on average, 200 000 die every year. Unemployment varies between 30% and 70%. Its corruption is endemic. It is Africa.