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.

Cat wearing a crown
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.

A woman and some lego. Photograph, Getty Images.
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

Meet the new PFI, same as the old PFI
By Alex Hern - 25 September 10:58

Minor changes abound.

Danny Alexander and Nick Clegg
A 20% wealth tax on the mega rich would raise up to £800bn
By Peter Tatchell - 25 September 10:37

If Nick Clegg is serious about introducing a wealth tax, here's how it could work.

Architect of Honduran privatised cities drops out over lack of transparency
By Alex Hern - 25 September 8:18

Paul Romer attacks Honduran government over its failure to ensure accountability of the new privately-run cities.

New Statesman
The £2 broadband tax echoes Canada's 30¢ tax to save music
By Alex Hern - 24 September 15:39

"Boy, hurting that new industry to save this dying one; that definitely won't backfire!" - Nobody, ever.

Pegging benefits to wage inflation fails Macroeconomics 101
By Alex Hern - 24 September 9:15

It's all about countercyclical spending.

A protest against Foreign Direct Investment
India's Pandora’s Box is now being opened
By Priya Virmani - 19 September 11:01

Foreign Direct Investment will help some of India, but won't correct growing inequalities.

Singing Keynes' praises
By Philip Booth - 18 September 16:42

Philip Booth reviews "Masters of Money".

The proposed site in Manchester that was announced in 2007 for the UK's first su
Fear of "super casinos" must not prevent us reforming gambling laws
By Christopher Snowdon - 18 September 8:51

The UK's outdated gambling legislation still needs updating.