Currency wars, extra-national stimulus and Krugmania!: 5 best unusual solutions to the eurozone crisis
By Alex Hern - 08 June 12:51

Five unusual solutions to the eurozone crisis, just in case you're bored of the ones that might actually happen.

Green investments can overcome the paradox of thrift
By dimitri zenghelis - 07 June 13:08

We need real public investment in Green projects now

Why do we take innumeracy so casually?
By Alex Hern - 07 June 12:24

2+2=LOL WHO CARES AMIRITE?

Estonia's President melts down over Paul Krugman article
By Alex Hern - 07 June 8:43

"Let's sh*t on East Europeans"

Opinionomics | 6 June 2012
By Alex Hern - 06 June 14:46

Must-read comment and analysis. Back to the Eurozone!

If you've got lucky, it's easy to convince people you're a sage
By Alex Hern - 06 June 13:25

"Expert" predictions only need a few lucky guesses, then everyone believes them.

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Don't start an airline if you want to be rich
By Alex Hern - 05 June 10:38

Unless you are the CEO, I guess.

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Opinionomics | 5 June 2012
By Alex Hern - 05 June 9:28

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring booze and the Queen, just like this weekend.

US jobs figures far below estimates
By Alex Hern - 01 June 14:50

Manufacturing growth also slows

Opinionomics | 1 June 2012
By Alex Hern - 01 June 10:30

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring goldbugs, austerians, and the 0.003%.

Focus shifts to Spaxit
By Alex Hern - 31 May 12:22

The banking crisis could even mean that Spain beats Greece out the door.

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Expressing half-truths
By Alex Hern - 31 May 10:49

Lies, damn lies, and Express front-pages

Opinionomics | 31 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 31 May 9:32

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring Paris Hilton and Socrates. An unlikely pairing.

Do IPOs create jobs?
By Alex Hern - 30 May 17:03

1.9 million jobs lost to the slump in IPOs over the last decade, according to a new report

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Negative interest rates are fun for Governments
By Alex Hern - 30 May 15:27

£30bn infrastructure programs! Ending taxation!

The credit crunch continues
By Stephen Clarke - 30 May 14:17

We are still experiencing a crunch in credit - when will it end?

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Opinionomics | 29 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 30 May 9:52

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring housing in the US and more on Facebook

Credit markets don't trust Greece to stay in the euro
By Alex Hern - 29 May 17:46

Could be a mechanical grexit? A mecha-grexit?

Christine Lagarde pays no tax, is slight hypocrite
By Alex Hern - 29 May 15:36

The head of the IMF pays no tax at all on her income of $550,000

Flight from risk hits real estate as well as bonds
By Alex Hern - 29 May 10:51

It's not just gilt yields which get a safe asset boost.

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Opinionomics | 29 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 29 May 9:47

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring the return of pasties.

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Young people need far more than this new StartUp scheme
By Nancy Kelley - 28 May 17:26

Why the government's small loans are hardly the answer to mass youth unemployment.

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Optimal tax rate for top one per cent may be as high as 83%
By Alex Hern - 28 May 17:21

Paper suggests cutting taxes may divert attention to wasteful bargaining

Finance sector prepares for Greek exit - just in case
By Alex Hern - 28 May 12:43

No one wants to shout "fire" - but neither do they want to be the last in the burning room.

Opinionomics | 28 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 28 May 11:39

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring a tiny amount of hyperbole, maybe?

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Economics 101 with Jack White
By Alex Hern - 25 May 15:31

What's that, Jack? Price is a function of supply and demand?

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China's inflation problem
By Niloofar Rafiei - 25 May 13:57

Producer and consumer prices are diverging - which could spark trouble in the future.

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Why isn't male unemployment an issue?
By Alex Hern - 25 May 11:17

The last time the male unemployment rate was lower than female was September 1980. Ever since then, men have been more likely to be unemployed than women. At times, like in the boom of the late 1980s, the difference was small -- just 0.1 percentage point between them.

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Opinionomics | 26 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 25 May 8:21

Must-read comment analysis. Featuring fiscal expansion and free banking contraction.

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Being NEET is no fun at all
By Richard Darlington - 24 May 15:12

954,000 young people are not in education, employment or training

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