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.


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

Photo: Fred Dufour
Economics blog | By Ryan Ormonde - 27 Mar 2015

Almost 700,000 people have a zero-hours contract for their main job, according to

Economics blog | By Diana Johnson - 20 Mar 2015

Inequality within the United Kingdom is growing - not just between people, but its


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

The roundtable in process. Photo: DUNCAN SOAR
Business blog | By New Statesman - 18 Mar 2015

To critics business rates are complex, unfair and produce perverse incentives - to