EU nears cap on banker bonuses, as Osborne holds out
By Alex Hern - 18 February 8:28

The UK is one of just three countries opposed to the cap.

The missing dimension of poverty: stigma
By Declan Gaffney - 15 February 17:28

The experience of the social stigma around poverty is real, measurable and crucial.

Million Jobs: The group with links to IDS's think tank which is defending workfare
By Alex Hern - 15 February 16:37

Is workfare actually supported by the young or just the young Conservatives?

Miliband, Obama & "middle-out economics"
By Heather Boushey - 15 February 12:25

The Labour leader follows the President in growing the economy from the middle classes.

New Statesman
Miliband's promise to clamp down on payday loans is a good first step
By Carl Packman - 15 February 11:34

The start of a One Nation economy

Retail sales drop year-on-year
By Alex Hern - 15 February 11:13

Corrugated bottom approaches.

New York Times hits back at Tesla Motors over fakery accusations
By Alex Hern - 15 February 10:23

"His broadest charge is that I consciously set out to sabotage the test. That is not so."

Did the NYT fake a breakdown of an electric car?
By Alex Hern - 14 February 15:46

Incongruities revealed in the logs.

It's a (sigh) Valentine's Day massacre
By Alex Hern - 14 February 13:44

GDP down worldwide.

"Brown's mistake" has already been reversed
By Alex Hern - 14 February 12:10

The personal allowance has grown to undo any losses the abolition of the 10p rate inflicted.

The government's "patent box" is the tax avoidance package companies have been begging for
By Tony McKenna - 13 February 13:07

It might incentivise innovation, but it definitely incentivises paying far less tax.

MPC prepared to overlook "period of above-target inflation"
By Alex Hern - 13 February 12:15

Bank of England dashes hopes of the inflation hawks.

G7shambles continues
By Alex Hern - 13 February 11:12

G7 <strike>attempts</strike> <strike>desperately scrambles</strike> utterly fails to find unity.

People are dying of cancer because they are worried about inconveniencing their doctor
By Alex Hern - 12 February 15:55

There's low-hanging fruit in medicine yet.

Workfare ruled illegal, but only on narrow terms
By Alex Hern - 12 February 11:45

A minor victory for campaigners against mandatory work

Japan targets the stock market
By Alex Hern - 12 February 10:58

The Nikkei at 13,000 is the new target.

CPI stands at 2.7 per cent, unchanged for fourth month
By Alex Hern - 12 February 9:33

Stability in price levels.

Is Excel the most dangerous piece of software in the world?
By Alex Hern - 11 February 12:42

Microsoft's calculator is partially to blame for JPMorgan losing $9bn, and a lot more besides.

Legonomics: there's money in them bricks
By Alex Hern - 08 February 11:13

Your childhood was more expensive than you remember.

Carney charms MPs (once they get over his pay)
By Alex Hern - 08 February 8:35

The next BoE governor reveals his plans for expectation management, but stays firmly conventional.

The OBR needs to get it right on productivity
By Jim Taylor - 07 February 11:38

If our forecasts carry on being made on faulty assumptions the government will never learn.

Robobacklash: do we even need to worry about automation in the workplace?
By Alex Hern - 07 February 11:00

Where there's a popular view, there's always a backlash.

Chinese government promises "whatever it takes" to cap coal use
By Alex Hern - 07 February 8:24

Consumption planned to peak at 4bn tonnes.

Inflated Chinese business lending set to burst?
By Alex Hern - 06 February 15:47

A hard landing could be on the horizon.

Amazon introduces "Amazon Coins" for some reason
By Alex Hern - 06 February 8:46

A new currency, in case you don't already have enough currencies.

Europe wobbles…
By Alex Hern - 05 February 9:03

Italy, Spain and Cyprus all strike fear into the hearts of economists.

It's astonishing the banks haven't been ring-fenced earlier
By Alex Hern - 04 February 13:10

The in-kind subsidy to consumer banks has been crying out for a limit.

New Statesman
400ms of insider information
By Alex Hern - 04 February 9:52

High frequency (insider) trading.

The Economist endorses NGDP targeting. Well, sort of…
By Alex Hern - 01 February 17:32

The Economist endorses a bit of NGDP targeting, for a bit, in a bit.

Planning for long-term growth tells us what we should do in the short-term
By Ian Mulheirn - 01 February 14:23

Demand-friendly cuts and tax rises will boost UK PLC now.

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