Keep it foolish: London’s “cool” has built an economy around tech-savvy young people. Photo: Wayne Tippetts/Rex

Most of us rolled our eyes at the invasion of hipsters, but the “Flat White Economy” is flourishing.


Yanis Varoufakis arrives for a Cabinet meeting in Athens. Photo: Getty Images
Economics blog | By New Statesman - 06 Jul 2015

Following a No vote, Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis resigns as Greek finance

Demonstrators in Greece hold a large "Oxi" (No) sign aloft. Photo: Getty Images
Economics blog | By New Statesman - 05 Jul 2015

Greece has rejected the proposed bailout in a referendum.

Flags of Greece and the European Union fly outside the Acropolis. Photo: Getty Images
Economics blog | By New Statesman - 01 Jul 2015

Alexis Tsipras has conceded to all but minor aspects of Greece's creditors, but

A pro-EU rally outside Greece's parliament. Photo: Getty Images
Economics blog | By New Statesman - 01 Jul 2015

Greece has missed the deadline to pay €1.5bn to the International Monetary Fund,

Atop the Acropolis in Athens. Photo: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images
Economics blog | By New Statesman - 30 Jun 2015

The Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has made a dramatic bid for a financial lifeline.

Britain’s housing crisis is a peculiar sort of madness. Photo: Getty
Economics blog | By Pete May - 23 Apr 2015

Almost by accident I’ve become property rich, cash poor, and without producing

Double your cuts: the coalition is threatening to make a second round of cuts. Picture: Daniel Malka/Gallery Stock
Economics blog | By Simon Wren-Lewis - 22 Apr 2015

How did the coalition government manage to transform the media debate on


Outside chances: Alexa Clay espouses a revisionist brand of economics.
Business blog | By Barbara Speed - 30 Jul 2015

Barbara Speed meets Alexa Clay over a fruit pressé to talk about

A bitcoin QR code. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Business blog | By Jan Skoyles - 30 Apr 2015

It could usurp the monetary system as we know it, but getting to grips with the

A woman underneath the EU flag. Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images
Business blog | By Bill Robinson - 27 Apr 2015

It might save money now, but leaving the EU could have consequences for businesses

People choose how to invest in their pensions due to a variety of factors. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images News
Business blog | By Andrew Power - 20 Apr 2015

Where we invest is driven by a mix of personal preference, government incentives and

An Indian women minding her stall. Photo: Getty
Business blog | By Phil Caroe - 09 Apr 2015

Many of today’s investors want to see their money make a social difference, not just

Business blog | By Robert Corfe - 20 Mar 2015

It is not enough for Labour to assent to sound principles if it is not prepared to