Before “Everything I Own” became a reggae classic, it was an ode to paternal love by Bread’s David Gates. Ian McCann traces the history of one of the 1970′s greatest romantic ballads. Credit: Rhino, Parlaphone UK, Sanctuary, Atlantic Records

 

Economist turned author Caroline Webb joins hosts Cardiff Garcia and Shannon Bond to talk about her new book How To Have a Good Day, in which she dissects 25 years worth of behavioural science research to explain everything from productivity to our most personal relationships. Caroline sticks around to discuss the dilemma of how to quantify the impact on the economy of status-seeking behaviour.

 

Long known as the sick man of Asia, the Philippines has been transformed over the past six years under President Benigno Aquino. Growth has accelerated and investment has poured in but, with elections on Monday, Filipinos are demanding change. The FT’s Avantika Chilkoti reports.

 

Bad news is good news, HSBC’s David Bloom tells Roger Blitz, as a weak dollar and Federal Reserve caution opens up the currency market to a risk-on, risk-off climate. But when does bad news become bad news?

 

Creative and freelance positions are the fastest growing sector of the white collar economy in the US and many of these workers choose to share a space with others, rather than work in isolation. Richard Greenwald has studied this phenomenon over the past decade and he shares his insights with the FT’s Emma Jacobs.

 

The once-heroic globally recognised embodiment of Japan’s economic growth has become a hinderance to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reforms of the country’s labour force, says Leo Lewis. The culture is so entrenched that some critics say it is a ‘national disaster’, that instead of loyalty, labour and love, corporate welfare needs innovation, a liquid job market and productivity-based pay

 

Mrs Moneypenny interviews handbag designer Anya Hindmarch, while Carola Hoyos goes to see Nick Ashley-Cooper, the 12th Earl of Shaftsbury in the quest to find out whether artisanship is still alive. With algorithms creating so many of our bespoke products today, are there still enough people creating things other than code?

 

Claer Barrett and guests discuss how to prevent a white wedding tipping your finances into the red. Plus the rise of online betting and the row over second homes in St Ives.

 

Iraq and Syria are coming apart, divided into warring factions that seem unable to reach an accommodation. Gideon Rachman talks to FT Middle East experts David Gardner and Erika Solomon about fading hopes for peace and what this means for the fight against Isis.

 

What kinds of things will robots do in future and what jobs will be left for the humans? The FT’s Maija Palmer puts the question to three London-based roboticists

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