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Articles for April 2009

The mad world of New Labour's efficiency drive

JOHN LOCKE defined a madman as someone "reasoning correctly from erroneous premises". For Einstein, madness was repeatedly doing the same thing and hoping for a different result. The worst of modern management - and alas, that often seems most of it - man
Seize the chance to make banking dull again

AS THE DUST clears after the collapse of the old financial order, mixed with fear and loathing is a palpable sense of release.
Social concerns are crunched off the agenda

THE CREDIT crunch confronts the corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement with its biggest crisis. Over two decades, the idea that companies should voluntarily "put something back" has acquired impressive support from the great and the good.