Even now, political leaders are advocating wholly orthodox approaches to managing deficits and currency volatility

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EIGHT NEW members have been appointed to the panel that is maintained by the Department of Trade and Industry for dealing with newspaper mergers that are referred to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission (MMC).

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Obituary: Eric Wolf

ERIC WOLF was an anthropologist, but not, he insisted, a theorist. "My primary interest," he said, "is to explain something out there that impinges upon me, and I would sell my soul to the Devil if I thought it would help." He avoided abstract debates and was never dogmatic. Nevertheless, he remained faithful to a conception of anthropology "that is not content merely to translate, interpret, or play with a kaleidoscope of cultural fragments, but that seeks explanations for cultural phenomena." And he was sure that any satisfactory explanation must grant central importance to material forces, as these operated historically.

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MBA: Top men need training too

Senior executives need to update their skills as much, if not more, than others.

New York Diary: Plato - the transsexual musical

"DO YOU know who I am?" shouted the muscular, cowboy-hatted African- American drag performer, on stage at the Bowery Ballroom. The crowd at the Manhattan night-club - three floors of suspiciously straight-looking white people - screamed out wrong guesses at her name.

pounds 16bn of rail investment at risk in planning row

RAILTRACK HAS warned that pounds 16bn of investment needed to revitalise the railways will be jeopardised if it loses a test case on whether it needs planning permission for major work.

Greetings from Lewisham: wish we weren't here

AS THE "Virginia 12" returned to Britain yesterday to face police questions about a mass outbreak of "air rage", a leading aviation psychologist placed part of the blame for the rise in such incidents on bossy cabin crews and exaggerated claims by airlines.

Bug in computer could force aircraft to fly blind

PILOTS MAY be given a rehearsal of the effects of the "millennium bug" a few months early. Navigation systems used by pilots, sailors and lorry and taxi drivers could be thrown into chaos at the peak of the summer travel season because of a computer hitch.

JPs inconsistent on bail decisions erratic

MAGISTRATES ARE frequently inconsistent when making decisions about bail, yet are highly confident that they have made the correct decision.

Open Eye: OU Advances New US Link

A tie-up between Western Governors University in the United States, and the Open University sister organisation, OU-US, will create an unprecedented new distance learning initiative for students in the US.

Education: University of life is just the job for Torsten

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Education: Are our degrees working?

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