Opinionomics | 21 May 2012

Must-read comment and analysis. The rapidly receding chance of everything being alright in the Euroz

1. The euro is ripe for creative destruction (Guardian)

The realistic options for the euro are that it breaks up or staggers on in a zombie-like condition, writes Larry Elliott

2. The Facebook IPO Was Reverse Quantitative Easing (Business Insider | Money Game)

Joe Weisenthal looks at what happens when billions of dollars of cash are removed from the economy.

3. We need more and better data, not less (CalculatedRisk)

CalculatedRisk defend the Census against Republicans who would defund it.

4. The economy: a calamitous strategy, with no end in sight (Observer)

At heart is a complete failure to understand why the financial crisis took place, says the Observer in a leader.

5. Fighting Climate Change With Low-Tech Tools (Bloomberg View)

How privatising nuclear reactors helped stop climate change.

"Hah, look, they think they have an economy!" Photograph: Getty Images

Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter.

Show Hide image

New Digital Editor: Serena Kutchinsky

The New Statesman appoints Serena Kutchinsky as Digital Editor.

Serena Kutchinsky is to join the New Statesman as digital editor in September. She will lead the expansion of the New Statesman across a variety of digital platforms.

Serena has over a decade of experience working in digital media and is currently the digital editor of Newsweek Europe. Since she joined the title, traffic to the website has increased by almost 250 per cent. Previously, Serena was the digital editor of Prospect magazine and also the assistant digital editor of the Sunday Times - part of the team which launched the Sunday Times website and tablet editions.

Jason Cowley, New Statesman editor, said: “Serena joins us at a great time for the New Statesman, and, building on the excellent work of recent years, she has just the skills and experience we need to help lead the next stage of our expansion as a print-digital hybrid.”

Serena Kutchinsky said: “I am delighted to be joining the New Statesman team and to have the opportunity to drive forward its digital strategy. The website is already established as the home of free-thinking journalism online in the UK and I look forward to leading our expansion and growing the global readership of this historic title.

In June, the New Statesman website recorded record traffic figures when more than four million unique users read more than 27 million pages. The circulation of the weekly magazine is growing steadily and now stands at 33,400, the highest it has been since the early 1980s.