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The UK's outdated gambling legislation still needs updating.

Quotas for women on boards: all the pros and cons in one place
By Martha Gill - 17 September 16:06

The UK has just voted against an EU-wide quota.

NHS doesn't stand for "National High Street"
By Chris Hopson - 17 September 15:13

Providers in the new NHS must be free to integrate care in the patient interest, even if this has the effect of reducing competition argues Chris Hopson, the new chief executive of the Foundation Trust Network.

The backdrop to a speech about immigration
Time to reject false choices and fears about immigration
By Sam Bowman - 17 September 9:39

Basic freedom of movement across borders is fundamental to human dignity.

School marks, city lessons
By Naomi Clayton - 14 September 11:51

Youth unemployment is up and GCSE grades are down.

Lady Diana Cooper as Britannia at the Empire Ball in 1924
"Factual errors" and "slipshod research" - the Britannia Unchained Tories must try harder
By Jonathan Portes - 13 September 8:38

Proper policy recommendations require hard graft, which is distinctly lacking in this book.

The economics of house music
By Mr Ali Miraj - 12 September 14:13

The beat goes on.

A high street bank
The end of free banking could be an opportunity for other financial institutions
By Carl Packman - 12 September 9:05

Building societies and credit unions stand to benefit if we move towards a paid-for model.

Vince Cable
Vince Cable is right to support British business in procurement
By Stephen Clarke - 11 September 13:28

Have Britain’s politicians finally realised that EU rules are not an impediment to an active industrial policy?

Ed Miliband’s Labour Party is on the right track
Equality must be at the centre of a vision for a better society
By Steve Hart - 11 September 9:14

The challenge is to have sufficient imagination that we construct a sufficiently radical alternative.

She might be earning more now, but it won't last...
The baby pay gap is still alive and kicking
By Alex Hern - 06 September 17:51

Women aren't "the richer sex".

New Statesman
Marginal Revolution launch an online university
By Alex Hern - 06 September 12:24

Development Economics, the first course, begins in October.

Rise of the machines to blame for the lacklustre US recovery
By Alex Hern - 05 September 13:21

Roombas may look cute, but not when they're taking your job.

Obama and – Bane? Bain? Romney. Obama and Romney.
Romney's Bain Capital under investigation for tax dodging
By Alex Hern - 03 September 12:58

New York's attorney-general starts examining private equity firms

Bruce Willis might be suing Apple UPDATE: But he isn't.
By Alex Hern - 03 September 10:37

The actor apparently wants to leave his iTunes collection to his four daughters.

Are fiscal conservatives even certain of what they're arguing about?
By Alex Hern - 31 August 13:05

One of the problems fiscal conservatives have is that most of them can't actually agree about what they are conservative about.

In times of struggle, the British buy cars
By Helen Robb - 30 August 15:26

It's not a rational response to economic hardship, but it is a British one.

What can Iceland teach us about a wealth tax?
By Margarida Madaleno - 29 August 15:59

The country instituted an emergency tax for three years to sort out its problems. Should we?

Short circuiting: the Government is failing to recognise the importance of the electronics industry
By Stephen Clarke - 29 August 11:31

Civitas' Stephen Clarke argues that the days of British manufacturing are unfairly consigned to the past.

Time-banking offers hope to the dispossessed youth of Europe
By Margarida Madaleno - 29 August 10:38

Everyone has something to offer if you treat their time as the precious commodity.

We're wasting what airport capacity we have
By Alex Hern - 28 August 13:54

When you can get a plane from London to Manchester, it's difficult to argue there's a squeeze on airport capacity.

High house prices are putting off couples from having children
By Anna Wilson - 28 August 13:17

Shelter research shows 63 per cent more families are feeling the squeeze.