Politics 28 March 2012 Opinionomics | 28 March 2012 Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring Robert Peston taking on the Bank of England. Print HTML 1. Did the Bank of England cause the boom and bust? (BBC News) How much were central banks to blame for the financial boom and bust, asks Robert Peston. 2. Heathrow's third runway is not happening – move on (Guardian) John Stewart writes that the aviation industry's tired third runway campaign ignores the facts of the future of air travel, and a total lack of political will. 3. Focus: The middle-income trap (Economist | Graphic Detail) The Economist examines economic growth relative to the United States, and finds remarkable – depressing – stability. 4. BUNDESBANK COMES OUT AGAINST WOMEN, WAR ON ALL GOOD THINGS CONTINUES. PUPPIES AND ICE CREAM TARGETED NEXT (FT alphaville) Lisa Pollack looks in depth at the "women bankers riskier" story from yesterday. 5. Ireland Deserves Breathing Room on Debt to Revive Economy (Bloomberg View) Bloomberg calls for Ireland to be given time off repaying its debts to the ECB. › Fabrice Muamba, jail and racist tweets A counterfeit €100 note is presented to the Bundesbank. Credit: Getty Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe More Related articles Jeremy Corbyn is not standing down – 172 Labour MPs cannot drown out democracy Investors are panicked by Brexit – here’s why we should care Are the Conservatives getting ready to learn to love the EEA?