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.

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The ECB thinks it is learning the lessons of 1923, but it's not
By Simon Mee - 17 January 13:49

It might be learning from 1973 — but those lessons don't apply anymore.

Facebook launches "Graph Search": future of the web or stalker tools?
By Alex Hern - 16 January 11:43

And what does it mean for the bottom line.

Robots coming over here, taking our jobs
By Alex Hern - 15 January 17:56

…building our utopias.

HMV dying has nothing to do with Amazon's tax avoidance
By Alex Hern - 15 January 11:51

How do you fight a behemoth which needn't profit?

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How a cat beat professionals at stockpicking
By Alex Hern - 15 January 10:26

A teachable moment.

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A floating haven for entrepreneurs without visas
By Alex Hern - 14 January 17:54

Blueseed aims to overcome the US's strict immigration laws – by sea.

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Graduates without work experience will be left out in the cold
By Catriona Harvey-Jenner - 14 January 17:04

Over one third of entry level jobs will go to graduates already involved with companies.

Sandy and broken windows
By Alex Hern - 14 January 17:04

Preparing for disaster may have "economic benefits". But it doesn't have real benefits.

Goldman Sachs avoiding the 50p rate proves the folly of cutting it too soon
By Alex Hern - 14 January 13:13

The 45p rate gets an artificial boost while 50p is made worse in comparison.

The platinum coin is killed as America careens toward default
By Alex Hern - 14 January 10:50

The platinum coin is dead, long live the debt ceiling.

Japan launches massive stimulus package
By Alex Hern - 11 January 16:05

Shinzo Abe: Bad guy done good?

MPs can ask for higher wages, but they can't appeal to the market to get them
By Alex Hern - 11 January 13:36

Parliamentarians' wages aren't set by the free market, so it's no use appealing to it for a raise.

Watering down Basel III's not a sop to the banks
By Alex Hern - 11 January 9:20

But it is still a hallmark of some worryingly misguided thinking.

Morrissey: "I nearly voted for UKIP"
By Rob Pollard - 10 January 12:51

The singer unburdened himself in a recent interview with Loaded.

ONS decides to continue with inaccurate RPI calculation
By Alex Hern - 10 January 9:20

Statistics agency chooses consistency over accuracy.

Treasury considers shifting tax burden for mid-sized companies
By Alex Hern - 08 January 11:30

Move could lower avoidance rates if done well.

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Will fracking lead to cheap oil for all? Not necessarily
By Alex Hern - 08 January 9:31

Ceteris paribus. Always with the ceteris paribus.

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Krugman backs minting a $1trn platinum coin
By Alex Hern - 08 January 8:16

The real funny story's the debt ceiling.

The tax and benefit system is basically broken for couples with children
By Alex Hern - 07 January 11:42

If you wanted to disincentivise work for the poorest, this is how you'd do it.

The superfast lane to nowheresville
By Alex Hern - 07 January 10:18

Are we focusing on the wrong sort of connectivity?