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Financial Times: Don't Email Our Articles

Media Memo | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

But if you're that confident in your model--which, in short, allows Web surfers to look in on the FT.com site 10 times a month for free but demands pa...

Britain's New Royalty -- The Oil Potentates

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Kowtowing to moneyed Middle Eastern and African oil interests may not be new, but as the release of the Lockerbie bomber shows, this has become Britain's new norm.

Financial Times Execs Vindicated By Move Towards Paywalls: "It Was Pretty Lonely Out There For A While In Paid Land"

New York Times | ERIC PFANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Now, with few signs that advertising is rebounding from a deep slump, and with other publishers moving to imitate FT.com by erecting so-called pay wal...

The "Precision" of B-School Rankings Can Claim Victims

Pablo Triana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pablo Triana

Why do the outrageously flawed rankings go on living?

Why My Comparing Obama to Felix the Cat Is Not Racist

Niall Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Niall Ferguson

So it's racist to compare President Obama with Felix the Cat? Oh dear, the seemingly dead body of political correctness just twitched. Let's try logic, shall we?

Financial Times Columnist: Obama Like Felix The Cat — Black And Lucky

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Financial Times' Niall Ferguson Tuesday compared President Obama to Felix the Cat, saying that, like Obama, the cartoon cat was black and lucky. ...

Financial Times Website Plans "Pay-Per-Article" System

The Guardian | Mark Sweney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Financial Times is to introduce a full "pay-per-view" model for accessing online articles by next summer and is reviewing whether any content on F...

Tweet Stuff

Alexis Maybank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alexis Maybank

So as a modern executive, would I exist without Twitter? Twitter makes me feel more alive to the possibilities of work and life.

Financial Times Editor: "Almost All News Organisations Will Be Charging For Content" Within A Year

Guardian | John Plunkett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Financial Times editor, Lionel Barber, has predicted that "almost all" news organisations will be charging for online content within a year. Ba...

Manufacturing and the Limits of Comparative Advantage

Ralph Gomory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ralph Gomory

Vague talk about future innovations, a post-industrial society, or an explosion of services exports is not the stuff on which to bet the prosperity of a nation.

U.S. Launches Complaint at WTO Over Chinese Export Curbs While Giving OPEC/Saudi Arabia a Free Pass

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Though Obama has enough on his plate, if time and energy can be directed at China because of export trade constraints, then certainly action against the OPEC cartel is long overdue.

Martin Wolf: Financial Reforms Won't Work

ft.com | Martin Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Proposals for reform of financial regulation are now everywhere. The most significant have come from the US, where President Barack Obama's administra...

On the Matter of the M.B.A. Oath

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The real-life goal of management is to create wealth. The only MBA oath that makes sense should resemble that of doctors: do no harm.

Do Obama's Financial Reforms Go Far Enough?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

The Obama Express is in full motion with new announcements, proposals, and laws signed daily. Yet, something's missing.

The Wall Street Journal Glosses Over the Pitfalls of Credit Default Swaps

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

Credit default swaps are insurance without the normal restraints imposed traditional insurance. Normally, you are not supposed to insure an asset that you do not own.

If We Are Recovering, Thank Government, Don't Blame it

Jeff Madrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Madrick

Capitalism, unfettered by proper regulation and limits, did fail. If the economy is reaching bottom, government intervention did indeed save the day.

Oil Prices: Russia's Medvedev is Puzzled But the Financial Times Knows Best

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Far be it for the Financial Times, forever the apologist for any upward aberration in oil prices, to discuss the machinations of OPEC, or trading aberrations on commodity exchanges.

Can Facebook Be Saved?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Facebook 'credits' to buy virtual goods from the third-party applications that run on the site is one of the ways Facebook plans to make money.

Financial Times Editorial: Newspapers Must Convince Readers Product Worth Paying For

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Perhaps some of the reporting done up to now by for-profit papers will in future be funded by foundations or trusts. But the industry should not lose ...

Financial Times Circulation Drops Following Price Hike

Guardian | Steve Busfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Financial Times's circulation dipped by 2.51% last month after the paper raised the price of its daily and weekend editions. Pearson's financia...

Media Literacy 101: How to Detect Fear-Mongering -- Pakistani Nukes & Swine Flu

Susan Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susan Moeller

How can you tell whether you are getting a story that is balanced and proportionate to the crisis or one that is fanning panic and hysteria? One quick guide is to evaluate the pictures.

China Bans Foreign Financial News Services

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China raised the spectre of renewed international trade friction over market access for foreign financial information providers as the government said...

Why Did Financial Journalists Miss the Financial Crisis?

Neena Satija | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Neena Satija

Financial journalists failed because they're in the same straits that most journalists have been in for a while now: Understaffed and unduly influenced by their revenue sources and by the public.

Hank Paulson, The Unnamed "Decider" In The Merrill Lynch Saga

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

Why would Merrill's senior management, with BofA's acknowledgment, base their internal year-end projections on the assumption that securities prices would recover so sharply?

Fake Financial Times Handed Out By G-20 Activists Spoofs Recession Reporting

Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Has The Onion's radical cousin sprouted in London? On Friday, less than a week before the Group of 20 meeting, anti-capitalist protesters in London...