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

Andrew Bailey presents a giant novelty £10 note to Sarah Darwin.
Should we end free banking?
By Alex Hern - 24 May 14:57

Andrew Bailey, the Bank of England's Executive Director, spoke today on the future of UK banking, and argued that we nede to tackle "the dangerous myth of free in-credit banking".

Recession deniers proved wrong
By David Blanchflower - 24 May 13:14

Our economics editor gives his verdict.

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Opinionomics | 24 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 24 May 9:06

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring the fiscal cliff. Don't fall off!

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Opinionomics | 23 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 23 May 11:24

Must-read comment and analysis. OMG, WTF IMF?

The surprising truth about the pay gap
By Alex Hern - 23 May 10:27

Is it all about babies?

Occupy the Euro
Occupy the Euro
By Alex Hern - 23 May 7:41

From Sky's Ed Conway comes this fantastic picture of German protestors quite literally occupying the euro (notice the little red tent).

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Opinionomics | 22 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 22 May 14:18

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring almost no Eurozone, for once.

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Six oddities from the TPA's tax plan
By Alex Hern - 22 May 11:21

All in all, a slightly strange report.

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Don’t keep it a secret
By Alastair Harper - 21 May 15:23

The case for national communications on energy use

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Can Wonga lecture on responsible finance?
By Carl Packman - 21 May 14:54

And more importantly, would you let them do so to your children?

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Opinionomics | 21 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 21 May 12:14

Must-read comment and analysis. The rapidly receding chance of everything being alright in the Euroz

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St Helena opens up to world trade
By Alex Hern - 21 May 11:16

The remote island is due to open its airport, and is looking for a statistician to deal with the con

Rita Manso, 26, part-time worker and student, serves cocktails
Underemployment: the UK’s response to economic weakness
By Tony Dolphin - 18 May 14:00

Why is the UK suffering an underemployment crisis?

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Inflation: It's worse than it seems
By Lauren Buljubasic - 18 May 13:50

Low wage growth + High price growth = Misery.

Lighting over Athens, but the power's out.
This is what "savage austerity" looks like
By Alex Hern - 18 May 11:53

Let's avoid the euphemisms