There are not 120,000 "troubled families"
By Alex Hern - 18 July 11:45

This zombie statistic refuses to die.

"The opposite of a sovereign debt crisis"
By Alex Hern - 17 July 15:37

Being paid to look after money isn't what governments ought to be doing.

A vampire squid.
Goldman Sachs steps back from casino banking
By Alex Hern - 17 July 11:52

The Vampire Squid launches a private bank for wealthy clients

Marissa Mayer, Google's 20th employee, becomes Yahoo!'s new CEO
By Alex Hern - 17 July 8:41

A move up and out for Google's star

The Telegraph and Mail should stop buying DWP briefings hook, line and sinker
By Declan Gaffney - 16 July 15:38

People leave housing benefit all the time, but the DWP managed to turn no news into good news

How to set Libor in a post-Barclays age
By Alex Hern - 16 July 11:27

Time for the banks to have some skin in the game

Move your money: We need new models of banking, not just new banks
By Louis Brooke - 13 July 13:50

Introducing "competition" to banking won't work if it's just Tesco Bank taking over

New Statesman
If Wonga are trying to muscle in to the business market, we need a British Investment Bank more than ever
By Carl Packman - 12 July 18:03

Payday lenders, not content with squeezing individuals, are now going after businesses too.

Growing cities: invest now or pay later
By Naomi Clayton - 12 July 17:24

Towns which were doing well in 1901 are still the best now; lack of progress is hard to turn around.

Bank of Dave: Money to Burnley
By Stephen Clarke - 12 July 16:37

What can we learn from one man's attempts to set up a bank of his own?

If Labour cares so much about the price of milk, why doesn't it join with dairy farmers?
By Rowenna Davis - 12 July 16:19

Milk has been over the news recently, but there's a silence on the left over the plight of its creators.

Spelman's flood insurance is the UK's Obamacare
By Alex Hern - 12 July 13:02

Just wetter. And less controversial. Much like Britain.

Our over-reliance on imports is harming the recovery
By Spencer Thompson - 12 July 11:00

It is new markets, not existing ones, that are key to securing long-term economic growth for the UK

Give cities more power over their destiny
By Joe Manning - 12 July 10:59

The new City Deals are a step in the right direction

The Bank of England wanted to buy bicycles in case of societal collapse
By Alex Hern - 11 July 13:57

A dozen bicycles were proposed to let the directors travel around if civilization had fallen

Trade unions: No room for romance
By Dom Boyle - 11 July 10:52

Economists don't dominate British politics. In fact, they aren't listened to enough.

Boom in the gloom for capital goods
By Simon Briscoe - 10 July 17:33

Amidst stagnation, there's one ray of hope

Defense contracting is deeply weird
By Alex Hern - 10 July 13:06

A $0.5bn golden goodbye is nice to have for anyone.

Means-testing pensioners is wrong, but not for the reason the right hates it
By Alex Hern - 10 July 11:48

It's the old "universal benefits" chestnut again.

An iPad charging screen
It costs less than a pound to run an iPad for a year
By Alex Hern - 09 July 15:20

An iPad uses 5% of the resources of a PC

Nobody ever thought Barclays was the only bank fixing Libor
By Alex Hern - 09 July 12:11

Those in charge always knew that other banks were involved. So why have they got away so far?

University sues student for graduating "too fast"
By Alex Hern - 06 July 12:35

FOM wants €3,000 from Marcel Pohl

High Street 2020: Apple stores and glorified post offices
By Alex Hern - 06 July 8:54

Stephanie Clifford of the New York Times reports on the growing trend of retailers using their brick-and-mortar stores to gain an advantage over online-only shops li

QE, zero rates, and a Chinese surprise
By Alex Hern - 05 July 15:35

It's central bank mania!

Libor manipulation doesn't necessarily mean Libor lies
By Alex Hern - 05 July 9:02

Reducing the rates at which you loan is the good sort of manipulation

New Statesman
Barclays is being punished for being first, not worst
By Alex Hern - 04 July 8:39

Barclays came clean while others are still hiding manipulation.

Monetary stimulus is much more fun when it buys you a holiday
By Alex Hern - 03 July 11:59

Why not use QE to give holiday vouchers to northern Europe? No, really, why not?

London Olympics: How have the last seven years treated Newham?
By Alex Hern - 03 July 11:00

The borough of Newham has yet to see that many gains from hosting the Olympics.