A Norwegian Thatcher?

The leader of Norway's Progress Party, Siv Jensen, has a good chance of winning next year's election. In an interview with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson, she explains her views; Bruce Bawer explains the background to her meteoric career

The Terrorist Threat to Business

Luke Johnson, entrepreneur and business commentator, discusses terrorism's growing menace with historian Michael Burleigh and Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson

The Limits of Liberty

We should demand more cultural regulation to help us to focus on the best thoughts and words

‘Where is Milton Friedman now? He would have retorted: “The business of financial business is business”’

‘Gordon Brown needs to be warned that everyone, even Prime Ministers, must obey the law’

No Need to Spread It Around

The case for wealth redistribution is no stronger because Warren Buffett supports it

How Fair is Fairtrade?

The recession will refocus our financial priorities, and is as good a time as any to reassess the value of Fairtrade products

Crash Course

The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson

Grey Power Time Bomb

Political parties are being held to ransom by older voters. And it's the young who are paying the price

New York: Diary

‘New York feels much calmer than London about the financial crisis. It's not clear if this attitude is a product of resignation or sheer denial, schadenfreude against wealthy financiers, or perhaps a kind of emotional hardiness born of the 9/11 attacks.’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"