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One year after the 2011 England Riots, what do we know?
By The Equality Trust - 07 August 7:32

The Equality Trust presents their digest of the causes of the riots.

A Robin Hood Tax will stop the machines wiping out the market
By Jon Slater - 06 August 13:21

A small tax on each transaction will stop pointless yet risky high-frequency trading.

The bank run by Indian street children
By Alex Hern - 03 August 10:37

The Children's Development Khazana helps Indian street kids guard their money.

The Dark Knight Capital Rises
By Alex Hern - 03 August 9:49

Knight Capital lost $10m a minute. Bane could learn a thing or two.

Revealed: where Vince Cable got his RBS plan from
By Alex Hern - 03 August 8:42

The problem is, he isn't really following it to the letter.

Will the ECB carry on bullying governments into doing what it wants?
By Alex Hern - 02 August 11:04

The central bank sees the merit of the carrot and the stick. Democracy? Not so much.

Today in "war on the young" news: Japan, monetary policy, and deflation
By Alex Hern - 01 August 10:38

The strong yen helps the elderly in Japan at the expense of everyone else.

High-interest lenders move on from paydays
By Carl Packman - 31 July 14:18

"Payday loan" companies are starting to branch out to much longer terms

Word of the day: Hysteresis
By Alex Hern - 31 July 13:00

Too long in a slump, and the slump starts to get permanent.

This chart shows the average yield on Aaa rated corporate bonds.
The reverse-sovereign-debt-crisis hits businesses, too
By Alex Hern - 31 July 11:37

Now Unilever and Texas Instruments are the new safe havens.

Wage stagnation in the US: more than meets the eye
By Alex Hern - 30 July 15:45

If you can, always look below the surface of data.

Olympics bounce: Cameron may be wrong to play down his chances
By Alex Hern - 30 July 8:26

Rule one of politics: never assume people are "sensible".

Douchebag Twitter.
Twitter fires first shots against Instagram/Facebook
By Alex Hern - 27 July 12:00

The Great Network Wars of 2012 have begun.

New medicines are, unsurprisingly, a really good thing
By Alex Hern - 27 July 10:50

So let's have more of them.

New Statesman
Playing the eurozone blame game shows the extent of Osborne's failure
By Ben Fox - 27 July 10:47

The longer the coalition remains in denial, the longer it will take for Britain to recover from its economic depression.

Productivity's down, but can it recover?
By Alex Hern - 26 July 16:25

There probably isn't a long-term drop in productivity.

Don't forget the eurozone: Citigroup peg probability of Grexit at 90%
By Alex Hern - 26 July 15:13

ECB President says he'll do "whatever it takes" to save the euro.

US Senate does something unbelievable: passes a bill
By Alex Hern - 26 July 10:52

Taxmaggedon's not averted, but the competition is on fair ground

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The government action needed to get the economy growing again
By Tony Dolphin - 25 July 11:07

Real GDP has now fallen for three consecutive quarters.

Who is the happiest in Britain?

The release of the data on Britain's wellbeing shows some interesting trends

People are trapped outside our labour market, and it's hurting our economy
By Philip Booth - 24 July 12:15

The IEA's Philip Booth examines how the economy is shrinking even with a strong labour market.

Vouchers: a third way for financing political parties
By Alex Hern - 23 July 15:15

You got your public funding in my private donations! No, you got your private donations in my public funding!

Misaligned incentives in the Australian immigration system, or: moving to jail
By Alex Hern - 23 July 13:45

Mandatory sentencing isn't so scary if you would quite like jail

How do you pay $41m in taxes on a painting which can't be sold?
By Alex Hern - 23 July 12:06

The value of a painting is how much you can sell it for. But Robert Rauschenberg's "Canyon" is illegal to sell, leaving the Sonnabend estate in a pickle.

IMF: “A plague on both your houses”
By Ian Mulheirn - 20 July 16:59

Funded stimulus will take real political leadership to pull off.

Old albums are now outselling new ones. Do we need protectionism against the past?
By Alex Hern - 20 July 13:02

Long copyright terms may not reward the artist, but they make sure that people buy works by new musicians

Ethics in the workplace: why bad business is bad for business
By Alex Hern - 20 July 9:32

Focusing on just profit and loss makes the business environment worse for all concerned

How can you have growing employment and a shrinking economy?
By Tony Dolphin - 20 July 8:39

Underemployment: the UK’s response to economic weakness

We knew the euro was a bad idea in 1961. What went wrong?
By Dom Boyle - 20 July 8:18

The eurozone is emphatically not an optimal currency area.