Australian carbon tax is levied
By Alex Hern - 02 July 11:41

Australians now pay AU$23 per tonne of CO2.

The Treasury can't sell gilts during the Olympics because no traders are going to work
By Alex Hern - 02 July 10:23

The Olympics' reverse Midas touch strikes again.

Europe sweetens the pill for Spain
By Alex Hern - 29 June 12:03

Spanish bonds will get cheaper, but the EU wants control of the banks in return

Children on a run-down estate in Glasgow
Does cash or services have the biggest impact on child poverty?
By Jonathan Bradshaw - 27 June 16:31

We need to invest more money in eradicating child poverty, not simply shift current expenditure around.

Britain's youth are steadily being treated worse and worse
By Alex Hern - 27 June 16:12

Intergenerational index spikes at 128 for 2010

Rich homeowners, poor renters, and so they shall stay
By Alex Hern - 27 June 9:39

Government policy is on a collision course with itself.

Apple Store employees dance in Rome
Apple Store workers earn about the same as other retail workers
By Alex Hern - 25 June 12:31

The New York Times is shocked at the travesty of paying workers well above the minimum wage and competing stores.

Central Surrey Health, one of the largest public-sector mutuals
Mutuals in the public sector: Supporting the Brave
By Iain Hasdell - 25 June 9:58

Employee ownership can transform the public sector

Is Germany falling prey to the eurocrisis?
By Helen Robb - 22 June 16:04

Signs emerge that the German economy is faltering

Devastating price crash in the Diablo III hamburger-dagger market
By Alex Hern - 22 June 15:21

The market for a virtual hamburger which can be used in as a dagger in a popular video-game plummeted over the last week

The McJob index
By Alex Hern - 22 June 12:15

See one McDonalds, you've seen them all, and that's useful to economists

The importance of a moment to account
By Helen Robb - 22 June 10:21

The Institute of Chartered Accountants plead for reform of public accounting in the midst of economic flux

It's not just you; European rescue plans really are getting less effective
By Alex Hern - 22 June 9:37

Whereas they used to last for whole months, interventions now improve the market for mere hours.

Who needs time travel when you have enterprise?
By Alexandra Jones - 21 June 15:27

The economy is back to where it was in 2006 - where do we go from here?

Goldman Sachs have £20m of our money, but we're on the road to getting it back
By Tim Street - 20 June 15:41

HMRC's sweetheart tax deal with Goldman Sachs must be declared unlawful

Tetris on Facebook. Now taking dollars! Though not pounds for some reason.
Facebook abandons its currency
By Alex Hern - 20 June 14:53

The social network is phasing out "Credits", allowing people to use real money again

Unemployment down, but where's the growth?
By Alex Hern - 20 June 10:31

More people are in work, but things aren't necessarily better

Nobody cares if a country's credit rating gets cut, so why listen to the agencies at all?
By Alex Hern - 20 June 9:30

Credit ratings agencies are wrong, confused and frequently completely ignored

Want to reduce the benefits bill? Encourage strikes
By Alex Hern - 18 June 13:21

The Government should be helping strikers if they want to save money on tax credits.

The Greek elections saved the world for about 48 minutes
By Alex Hern - 18 June 12:13

Fundamental failings remain.

New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras
The dust settles on Greece, but where does it go from here?
By Alex Hern - 18 June 8:26

New Democracy must now form a coalition, and the EU has a contradiction to resolve

Greece heads to the polls
By Alex Hern - 17 June 13:47

A hair's-breadth victory for the right is predicted, but time will tell.

"Secret polls" show New Democracy leading in Greece
By Alex Hern - 14 June 15:22

Market surges amid rumours of Syriza loss.

If we want a new economy what we measure matters
By Juliet Michaelson - 14 June 9:29

Is a good country a rich one, or a happy one?

Invest $1 in tackling water shortage, get $5 return
By Nick Robins - 12 June 16:36

10 most populous river basins will contribute 25 per cent of world GDP by 2050

Who is Anthony Browne, new head of the British Bankers' Association?
By Alex Hern - 12 June 15:21

Trade association for banking industry to be headed by former journalist once described as "bordering on fascism" by David Blunkett.

The most important paragraph of unreadable legalese in Europe today
By Alex Hern - 12 June 10:31

Another problem for the Spanish bailout

The Spanish bailout saved the world for about 48 hours
By Alex Hern - 11 June 16:19

Has the EU just flushed €100bn down the drain?

CBI report: "Don't study arts at Uni! Also, higher fees are putting students off."
By Alex Hern - 11 June 11:55

CBI disagree with Michael Gove over impact of higher tuition fees