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.

China uses half the world's coal, but we still need to lead on climate change
By Alex Hern - 01 February 13:04

It's no use waiting for developing nations to make the first move. We'll fiddle while Rome drowns.

Leaked EU FTT will likely hit the City too, whether we want it or not
By Alex Hern - 30 January 15:24

If you can't beat them, maybe you should think about joining them?

ONS data reveals just 0.27% of people can't speak English
By Alex Hern - 30 January 13:23

Scaremongering put in its place.

African nations brace for China slowdown
By Alex Hern - 29 January 13:44

Three countries could be especially hit by a "triple whammy".

Everyone has aspirations. We should focus on helping people achieve them
By Loic Menzies - 29 January 10:29

The idea that there is an "aspiration gap" isn't true: and that myth helps people ignore the real problems with our education system, writes Loic Menzies.

Austerity's definitely happened. The question is how much damage it's done
By Alex Hern - 28 January 13:36

The fact that austerity has failed does not mean no-one tried to implement it.

67p none the richer: popular music uprated for inflation
By Alex Hern - 28 January 11:31

In which the fun is sucked out of music.

Wind farm nimbyism means 10,000 jobs just went to Ireland
By Reg Platt - 25 January 14:33

We're saving money, but Ireland is getting the work.

New Statesman
Housing isn't just a battle between terrace and tower
By Alex Hern - 25 January 13:48

There's far more options available than Policy Exchange make out.

New Statesman
ONS: GDP down by 0.3% in Q4 2012
By Alex Hern - 25 January 9:30

Estimates present problems for the government.

Europe moves to a financial transactions tax — will we follow?
By Simon Chouffot - 24 January 11:36

Eleven countries made the decision to introduce a tax on financial transactions yesterday. Simon Chouffot argues we should take heed.

What's up with the oddly positive employment figures?
By Martha Gill - 23 January 13:15

The productivity puzzle, again.

Denmark was right to ban discrimination in hair salons
By Alex Hern - 22 January 16:03

If you're trying to end gender discrimination, then end gender discrimination.

Osborne is failing on his own terms as deficit increases
By Alex Hern - 22 January 11:41

The budget is floating on a raft of windfall revenues.

What's the justification for a land value tax?
By Alex Hern - 22 January 10:36

We can't ignore the fact that land is the property of the commons.

Bank of Japan announces massive asset-purchase programme
By Alex Hern - 22 January 8:00

£90bn of government assets purchased each month starting in January 2014.

New Statesman
How does Apple keep its prices so regular?
By Alex Hern - 21 January 14:32

It's not just the iron will of Tim Cook…

Why decades of failed housing policy has held our cities back
By Alexandra Jones - 21 January 12:28

With 100,000 stalled sites in London alone, housebuilding needs more help.

CPS to crack down on tax evasion
By Alex Hern - 21 January 11:06

A populist move, which may be less popular than expected.

Krugman: Can Japan pull it off?
By Alex Hern - 21 January 8:34

Can Japan actually end decades of deflation?

Osborne's bank raid reconsidered
By Alex Hern - 18 January 17:23

Was the "smash and grab" actually so bad?

Swiss franc soars away from the price floor
By Alex Hern - 18 January 13:14

Good news ahead.

Central bank independence: the orthodoxy's under attack
By Alex Hern - 18 January 11:27

Have we handed the foxes the keys to the hen house?

Berlin follows Caracas in goldbug repatriation
By Alex Hern - 17 January 18:05

Why are they doing it? Because the conspiracists have won.

Immigration is a boon for society, and the EU should be praised for encouraging it
By Petros Fassoulas - 17 January 16:32

Populist rhetoric is hurting Britain, writes Petros Fassoulas.