Daily Archives: February 8, 2017

Revelations that dozens of wealthy Americans have taken New Zealand citizenship as a kind of hedge against the collapse of the capitalist system have shone a spotlight on the phenomenon of disaster planning by the super rich. Jennifer Thompson talks to Jamie Smyth, the FT’s Australia and Pacific Islands correspondent, about New Zealand’s appeal.


Start with please and thank you, then spoon on the flattery, says Lucy Kellaway. Image by Chris Tosic


What will displaced professionals and workers do when intelligent machines take their jobs? Will poets, thinkers and musicians become sought-after occupations? Or will people slump into a world of virtual reality entertainment? Tim Bradshaw discusses possible outcomes with tech investors Kai-Fu Lee and Joi Ito.