German economy edges out of recession
By New Statesman - 15 May 8:29

0.5 per cent growth recorded in the first quarter.

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
As GSK is exposed, the government must clamp down on tax dodging
By Mike Lewis - 14 May 15:19

Panorama adds another company to the list of tax-dodgers

A supporter of credit unions in Los Angeles
Payday lenders have lessons to learn from credit unions
By Carl Packman - 14 May 13:24

A cap on interest is the first step to transforming predatory lenders into responsible ones.

New Statesman
Facing the Grexit
By Alex Hern - 14 May 11:08

Could Greece actually leave the Eurozone?

Greek President Carolos Papoulias holds a newspaper in his office in Athens
Opinionomics | 14 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 14 May 10:04

Must-read comment and analysis, featuring pasty-tax funded investment and much Eurocrisis.

The leader of the fascist Golden Dawn party
Could the rise of Golden Dawn save the Eurozone?
By Alex Hern - 11 May 16:08

In Germany's nightmares, inflation leads to Nazis. But now that there are Nazis anyway, perhaps we'l

German apprentices at work
Youth unemployment: what can we learn from Europe?
By Katy Jones and Lizzie Crowley - 11 May 14:24

Germany and the Netherlands provide lessons, but we can't copy their approach wholesale.

A field of oil-seed rape.
Saving sustainably
By Chris Hewett - 11 May 12:45

We already encourage saving - why not encourage sustainable saving instead?

The Queen and Prince Philip.
The Queen's Speech and the digital economy
By Sara Kelly - 11 May 9:50

Start-ups will cheer, but our copyright system remains a mess.

A lighthouse in San Francisco
Opinionomics | 11 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 11 May 9:18

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring more on the Grexit and a 101-year-old Nobel Laureate.

Boost your pension: take up smoking
By New Statesman - 10 May 12:27

Enhanced annuity payments.

The way out of the housing crisis
By Kristian Niemietz - 10 May 10:37

Local planning, local tax autonomy

Alexis Tsipras, head of SYRIZA
Does Greece have "odious" debt?
By Alex Hern - 09 May 11:58

Alexis Tsipras wants Greece to stop paying odious debt. But does it have any?

Death Star
Opinionomics | 9 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 09 May 9:32

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring exhortations to buy a house but not to buy a Death Star.

A child in the Gorton estate in Manchester
2020 job market projected to push poverty even higher
By Chris Goulden - 09 May 7:00

Tackling poverty means tackling the weak job market

Anti-carbon tax protestors in Australia.
Global warming and externalities
By Alex Hern - 08 May 14:53

How a carbon tax can "solve" global warming

George Clooney in Up In The Air
American Airlines fails at forward planning
By Alex Hern - 08 May 12:44

The airline sold unlimited lifetime travel for $250,000. Thirty years later, they're still paying fo

Credit cards for a Sparkasse.
German banks, British lessons
By Stephen Clarke - 08 May 11:58

Britain's sprawling giants aren't the best way to run a banking system

Jens Weidmann, Bundesbank president
Opinionomics | 8 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 08 May 11:11

Must-read comment and analysis

Have there been spending cuts in Europe?
By Alex Hern - 08 May 10:00

Short answer: Yes.

Chancellor Merkel
Eurozone is more disparate than pretty much every other group
By Alex Hern - 03 May 12:19

The Eurozone is more internally incoherent that any hypothetical monetary union, research by JP Morg

The French presidential debate
Opinionomics | 3 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 03 May 11:04

Must-read comment and analysis. The Eurozone's all messed up - but can it change course?

A taxi enters the congestion charging zone
An idea for the new mayor: pay-as-you-go roads
By Ben Rogers - 03 May 9:36

The new mayor, whoever they are, should start charging drivers based on how much they drive, not sim

New Statesman
Fitch hitches to the anti-austerity bandwagon
By Alex Hern - 02 May 16:56

Credit ratings agency argues against affects of austerity.

Kickstarter's homepage
Kickstarter doesn't want to be a venture capitalist
By Alex Hern - 02 May 15:06

The crowdfunding company likes raising money for artists, rather than seed funding for companies.

Krugman v Reddit
The best of Paul Krugman vs Reddit
By Alex Hern - 02 May 12:08

Nobel prize-winning economist fields questions from "The Front Page of the Internet". What could go

A partially eaten Big Mac.
Opinionomics | 2 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 02 May 10:33

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring a sweary Stephen King, and burgers in Buenos Aires.

Facebook nudges you to donate your organs
By Alex Hern - 01 May 16:58

Founder Zuckerberg adds "organ donor" to "life events" list in UK and US.

David Cameron in front of a Big Society Capital logo
It's hard to be fluffy and efficient
By Alex Hern - 01 May 15:24

The government has to decide whether it outsources for ruthless efficiency or its fluffy "big societ

DFID secretary, Andrew Mitchell
DFID squeezes £70m from the private sector
By Alex Hern - 01 May 12:17

Actis Capital complains of "strong arm" tactics