New Statesman
How do you campaign against austerity?
By Alex Hern - 15 March 13:56

It's not the economics, stupid.

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”.

Bitcoin: this is what a bubble looks like
By Alex Hern - 14 March 17:00

Not if, but when, the bubble will burst.

Will the Sparks light up SME lending?
By Alex Hern - 14 March 12:25

Ed Miliband is a man with a plan.

New Statesman
Nigel Farage is a monetary dove
By Alex Hern - 13 March 14:44

The Ukip leader has come out in favour of changing the Bank of England's inflation target.

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

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

A council tax isn't a wealth tax
By Alex Hern - 12 March 16:58

How should the government settle the inequalities in property wealth?

Focus on a "triple dip" misses the point
By Duncan Weldon - 12 March 14:30

The economy is stuck and without a change in government policy the slump is set to continue, writes the TUC's Duncan Weldon.

Where next for back-to-work support?
By Caroline Davey - 12 March 10:34

Into work support from the work programme and job centre is not delivering for single parents, or for the tax payer.

New Statesman
The short future of Abenomics
By Alex Hern - 11 March 18:24

Japan's maverick PM might not have his heart in the game.

BIS and OFT hint at cosmestic changes to payday loan regulations
By Carl Packman - 11 March 13:21

Some positive, but largely symbolic, news.

The RBS privatisation is set to be Osborne's version of selling off the gold
By VMC Rosario - 11 March 12:49

There needs to be pressure on Osborne to state what success looks like in respect to the £37 billion investment the Government made in two banks, writes VMC Rosario.

New Statesman
Self-defeating austerity: the false economy of Cameron's Britain
By Jonathan Portes - 11 March 11:53

NIESR's Jonathan Portes examines Cameron's statement of "fact".

The OBR rebukes Cameron for claiming that austerity has not hit growth
By George Eaton - 08 March 15:28

"Tax increases and spending cuts reduce economic growth", Office for Budget Responsibility head tells Cameron in letter.

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.

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.

Don't leave house building to the house-builders
By VMC Rosario - 07 March 7:51

Give people a driving seat in housing investment, writes VMC Rozario.

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.

Right-to-buy houses are now just owned by private landlords
By Alex Hern - 05 March 16:03

"In one London borough almost half of ex-council properties are now sub-let to tenants."

House price "hope"—for whom?
By Alex Hern - 05 March 15:05

The have-nots don't get a word in.

Dow Jones nearing an all-time high. So what?
By Alex Hern - 05 March 12:18

The Dow is a silly index for silly people. Pay no heed.

Playing house: the Eastleigh by-election and planning control politics
By Preston Byrne - 05 March 10:54

Creating pro-housing planning laws won't be easy, if the Conservatives' defeat in Eastleigh is anything to go by.

China looks to green economy to hit GDP growth target of 7.5 per cent
By Alex Hern - 05 March 8:41

Country also puts focus on consumers to drive growth.

Can credit scores make payday lending ethical?
By Carl Packman - 04 March 14:26

Payday lenders need to work harder to not target vulnerable borrowers.

Through the keyhole: introducing the New Statesman's housing week
By Alex Hern - 04 March 11:56

Over the next week, we're going to be examining the state of housing in Britain today.

Swiss aim to tackle high pay through shareholder democracy
By Alex Hern - 04 March 9:19

You scratch my back, I'll ask the shareholder remuneration committee to vote to scratch yours.

How do you export universities? By bringing students here
By Alex Hern - 01 March 14:31

Cameron isn't just throttling our "cultural" exports — he is throttling our <em>actual</em> exports.