Politics 26 March 2012 Opinionomics: must-read analysis and comment Featuring Marx, bank runs, and an unusual type of job creation. Print HTML 1. The Age of the Shadow Bank Run (New York Times) Tyler Cowen writes about the return of the bank run to modern finance. 2. Supreme Court and the business of waiting in line (Washington Post WonkBlog) Sara Kliff writes about a quirk caused by the most important Supreme Court case in a generation. 3. This disgraceful budget smacks of incompetence and cowardice (Guardian Comment is Free) This budget, this government, "is a ship of fools with the deluded at the helm," writes Will Hutton 4. Marx, capitalists and the state (Stumbling and Mumbling) Chris Dillow examines the phrase "the executive of the modern state is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie". 5. When austerity is self-defeating (Slate Moneybox) Matt Yglesias reports on a new paper all about austerity, and the failings thereof. › Davidson confirms slow death of the Tories in Scotland A woman in a poncho waits in line for the Supreme Court. 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 Leader: On capitalism and insecurity No economy is an island: why Britain's finances now depend on Europe Cabinet audit: what does the appointment of Philip Hammond as Chancellor mean for policy?