Category: Politics

Generally a category of complaints.

21st March 2013 / / Economics

Sparks of a move to label products according to their expected life spans

It’s a situation many of us are familiar with. The milk turns sour, the yoghurt has curdled, and there are patches of water on the kitchen tiles. At fault in this tale is the refrigerator, which, barely three years old, has started to gurgle and appears to be reaching the end of its useful life. And like the DVD player, vacuum cleaner and coffee machine before it, the warranty has expired and the costs of repair far outweigh those of buying afresh. Yet according to a new survey, these failures might just be deliberate.

26th November 2012 / / Books
17th October 2012 / / Arts

Perhaps the most significant book in post-war American literature, one which has regained popularity since…

22nd August 2012 / / Economics

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4th October 2010 / / Asides