Rob Liefeld's Captain America, an infamous example of 90s excess.
Run your business (into the ground) the Marvel Comics way
By Alex Hern - 10 October 11:30

The collapse of Marvel comics in the 1990s is legend – one everyone can learn from.

A woman rides a bike past a mural supporting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
Latin America’s revealing reaction to the Venezuelan election
By Alex Ward - 09 October 17:34

The Bolivarian Revolution vs. the Brazil model.

"Collaborative consumption": the new economy
By Tess Riley - 09 October 14:47

The networked world allows an unprecedented degree of collaboration within communities.

Some red herring.
EU renegotiation: chasing windmills in Birmingham
By Petros Fassoulas - 09 October 10:45

There is no hope that a renegotiation would be anything but a step towards exit from the EU.

A Spanish flag and a one euro coin. Stock images rule.
Spain's bank balance starts heading in the right direction
By Alex Hern - 09 October 9:58

Some good news from Europe.

"The Intruders" hand bottle of Bollinger to Barclays for "innovation in interest rate manipulation" (Video)
By Alex Hern - 09 October 7:31

The group gatecrashed Investment Banking Awards in Mayfair to present the fake prize.

Osborne's "employee-owner" plan is Beecroft through the back-door
By Alex Hern - 08 October 15:37

Remember "fire-at-will"? It's back! In co-op form!

French President François Hollande
Hollande forced into U-turn after France's "Pigeons" swoop on tax plan
By Alex Ward - 08 October 15:01

Atlas shrugs in France, and wins.

If all international trade was done through eBay, the world would be 30 per cent richer
By Alex Hern - 05 October 17:45

Frictionless trade is closer than ever before online, according to a new paper.

The slow death of neoliberalism
By William Davies - 05 October 15:33

Would Hayek like minimum pricing for alcohol? No.

A new iTunes streaming service could be a disaster for songwriters
By Alex Hern - 05 October 14:22

Two rumours in short succession have hinted that the digital music scene is moving firmly away from the buy-to-own (or rather, pay-to-permanently-license-with-terms-just-short-of-ownership) model – of iTunes, the Amazon MP3 Store and Bandcamp – towards the model which services like Spotify and i

The most important question not asked at the presidential debate
By Alex Hern - 05 October 10:09

"Mr President, if they say 'cut back', will you say 'fight back'?"

Panorama shows again that the UK payday loan industry is trouble
By Carl Packman - 04 October 15:45

The government insists that there is enough regulation. They're wrong, writes Carl Packman.

US hedge fund seizes Argentine naval ship
By Alex Hern - 04 October 11:14

The ARA Libertad is now the property of Elliott Capital Management.

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Cute kittens can boost office productivity, says study
By Alex Ward - 02 October 15:41

Looking at LOLcats could benefit your workflow.

Why I don’t want to become part of the lost generation
By Ava Patel - 02 October 11:45

Youth unemployment is scarring a whole cohort of young people.

New Statesman
Australia finds AU$325bn down the back of the sofa
By Alex Hern - 02 October 10:45

Equivalent to almost £10,000 per person.

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Woman economists "just think different". Really?
By Martha Gill - 01 October 17:24

Survey "finds gender gap".

Yet again, the UK government has sided with the robotraders on a Robin Hood Tax
By Simon Chouffot - 29 September 12:31

A financial transactions tax is the most economically efficient way to lessen the harm of HFT – but the government keeps fighting it.

The high cost of low pay
By Matthew Pennycook - 29 September 10:34

As the minimum wage rises below inflation yet again, Matthew Pennycook examines the cost of low pay.

There are problems with wealth taxes but avoidance, for once, isn't one of them
By Alex Hern - 28 September 11:34

Taxing illiquid assets is, well, taxing.

How is wage inflation affected by recessions?
By Alex Hern - 27 September 13:42

Wages don't always fall in slumps, it seems.

Surprise, surprise: Wind turbines do lower carbon emissions
By Alex Hern - 27 September 8:26

Counter-intuitive thinking is counter-intuitive for a reason.

Government's cowardice over council tax has left it in a mess
By Alex Hern - 26 September 12:35

When council tax bands have little to do with today's value, how can it replace a mansion tax?

New Statesman
In pictures: Two Spanish crises in one - anti-austerity protests and separatist strife
By Alex Hern - 26 September 10:46

As protestors surround Madrid, Catalonia ponders independence.

BBA cedes Libor role – who will replace them?
By Alex Hern - 26 September 8:12

The government may want a place in the process.

Can you live for a month using only an iPhone to pay for things?
By Alex Hern - 25 September 16:04

Christina Bonnington sure hopes so.

Clegg's policy to take money from pensions to pay for mortgages is madness
By Philip Booth - 25 September 14:22

It's housing market madness, writes the IEA's Philip Booth