Graham Sisson

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Profit has never been a company’s only duty

Businesses must look after their shareholders - but they should also work in the public interest<p>The issue of taxation is never far from the headlines, and doubly so in times of austerity. So it’s hardly surprising that the likes of Google, Starbucks and Goldman Sachs have come under fire in recent …

Moral Markets and Other People's Money

Guido has just got round to reading <i>The Big Short</i> by Michael Lewis, author of the eighties-era defining <i>Liar’s Poker</i>. It is the most readable book on …

Why are coffee-growers unhappy?

COFFEE has many devoted drinkers. Its appealling aroma and caffeinated kick mean that 83% of all American adults drink it, 63% of them on a daily …

Labour showed 'astonishing arrogance and short-sighted stupidity' for agreeing Lisbon Treaty, says William Hague

Labour displayed “astonishing arrogance and short-sighted stupidity” to enshrine the Lisbon Treaty into British law, William Hague said on Tuesday.<p>The Foreign Secretary made his outspoken attack as he set out the Conservatives’ plans on Britain’s relationship with the European Union.<p>He said that …

Opinion

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On Getting Drunk in Antarctica

When you spend nine months isolated in nonstop, freezing darkness, you run out of the good beer fast.<p>There comes a point every summer where the hot weather starts to feel less like an opportunity for outdoor fun and more like a full-body rash that won't go away. New Yorkers are flocking to an ice …

Top 5 unmissable journeys by rail

There are few more memorable ways to travel than by train. Here are <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine’s top five ways to get on board.<p>1. The Ghan, Australia: the luxury rail ride<p>The Australian outback is a place that’s hard to grasp: a vast, ill-defined area mapped by Aboriginal people not on paper …