Other people's business


Budget 2013: Osborne does it best when he does nothing at all
By Richard Cree - 15 March 10:21

“The last thing we need is more tinkering”.

It's nice to see a media storm staying in its teacup, for once
By New Statesman - 14 March 14:52

Boeing's shares go up, in spite of everything.

Good bank, bad bank - what does that even mean?
By Billy Bambrough - 14 March 9:41

Wasn't greed supposed to be "good"?

Don't fear Facebook, pity it. It's a datavore with no data
By Alex Hern - 13 March 16:52

Facebook can draw inferences from your likes. But who has any likes anymore?

So four Google executives are paying themselves $15m in bonuses, despite the company's bad behaviour...
By Fred Crawley - 13 March 14:18

But we should all calm down. This isn't as bad as it seems.

What is stagflation?
By Alex Hern - 13 March 11:17

We ought to fear the "Spectre of stagflation", says the <em>FT</em>.

New Statesman
The pre-budget airwaves are quiet... too quiet
By Sophie Mazzier - 13 March 8:47

Is that because no news is good news?

How housing traps people in unemployment
By Rebecca Tunstall - 08 March 12:07

If we're to move away from using housing benefit to prop up a dysfunctional housing market, we desperately need to think much more carefully about rent levels and wages, writes Rebecca Tunstall.

Should business have a purpose?
By Richard Spencer - 08 March 10:16

Business is not separate from society.

Stress test results: most banks fine, Goldman struggles
By New Statesman - 08 March 10:11

It's not a problem though, says the bank.

We don't just have a housing crisis, we have a green housing crisis
By Mark Gaterell - 07 March 15:44

The need for 'low impact building', through both 'retrofitting' older properties with new technologies and new builds, is urgent.

It's hard to let go, but RBS needs be returned to market
By James Ratcliff - 07 March 14:36

Let’s get out of this business, and invest in something more worthwhile, writes James Ratcliff.

Microsoft fined by myopic EU
By Alex Hern - 06 March 15:37

The most expensive line of code ever?

New Statesman
Bankers' pay is high because there's too much money in the finance sector
By Alex Hern - 06 March 12:11

The EU's attempt to cap banker's bonuses trundles on. But it's misdirected, writes Alex Hern.

Ed Balls rails against cuts to manufacturing
By Fred Crawley - 06 March 10:47

“Curtailing ambition”.

New Statesman
The rise in housing benefit is driven by a rise in need. No more, no less
By Declan Gaffney - 06 March 8:43

It's not greed, it's not fraud, it's just more people needing help to live their lives, writes Declan Gaffney.

..in which Forbes angers a Saudi Prince
By Oliver Williams - 05 March 16:47

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud is annoyed.

Ok, so there is "tokenism" in selecting women, say firms
By Raymond Doherty - 05 March 12:51

"Still on the nursery slopes"