An emergency department in Washington DC
Opinionomics | 1 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 01 May 10:06

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring Paul v Paul and Ha-Joon Chang.

A boy dives into a waterfall on the outskirt of Lubango, Angola
Moving from Portugal to Angola
By Alex Hern - 30 April 16:46

The recession in Portugal is pushing people to migrate to the nation's old colonial holdings

Illegally logged trunks are floated downstream in Indonesia
When Mr Cameron went to Jakarta
By Purwadi Soeprihanto - 30 April 15:09

What the outcome of Cameron's Indonesian tour means for relationships between London and Jakarta

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi
Britain is tied to the Eurozone – so why keep it at arms length?
By Petros Fassoulas - 30 April 14:16

Europe does affect British economic fortunes, which is why it is so counterproductive to pretend "so

Apple's taxing problem
By Alex Hern - 30 April 11:13

New York Times accuses Apple of tax avoidance on a large scale

Danny Alexander leaves Downing Street
Opinionomics | 30 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 30 April 9:45

Must-read comment and analysis. Examinations of the problems with austerity, youth unemployment, and

A house being built
Restrictive planning laws have caused the UK’s housing cost explosion
By Kristian Niemietz - 27 April 14:42

No comparable country has built so few houses over the last 30 years.

Georgetown University students protest Rep. Paul Ryan
Opinionomics | 27 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 27 April 10:42

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring a clash of titans and the death of a fairytale

You agree with this column
By Martha Gill - 26 April 15:17

Martha Gill's Irrational Animals column.

Buckingham Palace during the golden jubiliee, last time real wages were this low
Lost year, or lost decade?
By Alex Hern - 26 April 9:58

Growth will flatline over the next year, but already things are back where they were in 2002.

A shop closing down in London
Opinionomics | 26 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 26 April 8:59

Must-read comment and analysis. Double-dip time!

Iceland's former Prime Minister Geir Haarde speaks to the press
We can learn from Iceland's crash – and their recovery
By Ann Pettifor - 25 April 15:51

Iceland's PM isn't the only one guilty of ignoring the evidence that a crisis was coming.

Cranes help build the Bishopsgate Tower in London
This double-dip looks like a trade problem
By Andrew Sissons - 25 April 15:31

Britain is importing more and exporting less, and that's where the recession stems from.

Planetary Resources President and Chief Engineer Chris Lewicki talks
Opinionomics | 25 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 25 April 12:31

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring austerity, double-dips, and space.

A payday lender in Rochester.
Payday lenders should be regulated
By Carl Packman - 25 April 11:47

Companies like Wonga are currently trusted to regulate themselves, but that has to change.

Space! The final untapped market.
Can mining space save Earth?
By Alex Hern - 25 April 9:31

Mining asteroids in space may create a resources boom on earth.

Paul Krugman
How much does austerity hurt growth?
By Alex Hern - 24 April 15:25

Paul Krugman gives a rough-and-ready model based on yesterday's Eurostat figures.

Argentine senators discuss the bill to expropriate YPF
Repsol may never get paid for YPF
By Tony Cole - 24 April 11:35

Argentina's delaying tactics are legendary, and collecting from sovereign nations is near impossible

Dutch PM Mark Rutte arrives to resign from government
Opinionomics | 24 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 24 April 9:46

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring Hollande and Holland.

A trader looks dejected
RORO: Risk on, risk off
By Alex Hern - 23 April 13:06

Assets are moving in lockstep with each other, which is making life very hard for traders indeed.

View at sunset of the port next to the gas plant of the company YPF
Is Argentina allowed to seize YPF?
By Tony Cole - 23 April 12:26

Argentina's expropriation of its former state oil company attracted international condemnation - but

The shadow of Hollande next to a French flag.
Opinionomics | 23 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 23 April 11:10

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring the entrepreneurial state, the austere state, and the Unit

Two women speak in front of a conservatory
Giving up the conservatory tax leaves the Green Deal in tatters
By Joey Gardiner - 22 April 9:00

The government's flagship environmental policy is now tied to an unpopular measure – but they've got

A woman marches at Occupy Wall Street, with a sign condemning the 1%
Pay matters for normal employees, not CEOs
By Duncan Exley - 21 April 15:00

Good on Barclays and Citigroup, but we need to focus on the pay of all employees, not just those at

An elderly man hoes a field in Cuba
Raising the pension age will just turn 69-year-olds into the "undeserving poor"
By Nigel Stanley - 21 April 12:00

The Institute of Directors is wrong to call for raising the pension age; it's not a magic money tree

A woman walks past Manchester City Town Hall
Local authorities are stronger together than apart
By Joe Manning - 21 April 10:00

With the local elections coming up, its worth remembering that co-operation is key to development.

A woman pushes a child in a pushchair.
Marketplace linking carers to families launches in UK
By Alex Hern - 20 April 15:18

This is the future: markets in everything.

A petrol station with no fuel.
The effect of those "tanker strikes": fuel sales up 7.2%
By Alex Hern - 20 April 12:39

Could the panic buying have boosted GDP?

Police in Nice gaze at a bank of video screens.
Give a little info, get a little discount
By Alex Hern - 20 April 11:46

A new insurance company plans to offer lower premiums to good drivers by monitoring their journeys.

A homeless man smokes in New York City
Opinionomics | 20 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 20 April 8:03

Must-read comment and analysis. A US-heavy round-up featuring the IMF, Greg Mankiw, and some America