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

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.