Opinionomics | 10 April 2012

Must-read comment and analysis, including the death of publishing.

1. Squatters could gain from millionaires' attempts to beat Stamp Duty as house prices fall (Telegraph)

Now that the pasty-tax fuss is dying down, sensible Ian Cowie examines the Chancellor's stamp duty changes.

2. Publishing is no longer a job or an industry — it’s a button (GigaOm)

Matthew Ingram elaborates on Clay Shirky's provocative claim that the publishing industry is obselete.

3. Is George Osborne questioning capitalism? (Left Foot Forward)

Jules Peck looks at the Chancellor's political philosophy.

4. Marrying up and down (Tim Worstall)

Worstall argues that the entry of women in the workplace is having a strong effect on income inequality.

5. Place-dependent output (Economist | Free Exchange)

Ryan Avent analyses the link between urbanisation and productivity in the US.

Squatters occupying a house in March 2010 (Getty).

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This week, Helen and Stephen tackle Traingate and Lunaticgate. George Eaton comes down-the-line from the valleys with the latest on the Owen Smith campaign. Anna Leszkiewicz joins to discuss feminism in the new Ghostbusters film. And you-ask-us: what is the role of the John McDonell in the Corbyn ménage? (Helen Lewis, Stephen Bush, George Eaton, Anna Leszkiewicz) 

Links:

Traingate (01.24)
Stephen on Jennifer's Ear

Lunaticgate (05.20)
David Wearing on Smith's slurs and empty promises.

Owen Smith (11.36)
George's interview for this week's magazine

Ghosbusters (18.44)
Ryan Gilbey reviews the film
Listen to the SRSLY take 
Anna on the dark side of the Romcom

John McDonnell (31.17)
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