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

An iPhone.
iPhones and ringtones: a parable of markets.
By Alex Hern - 19 April 15:13

"Markets in everything!"

The space shuttle Discovery lands in Washington
Opinionomics | 19 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 19 April 7:57

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring the drug trade, masters of the universe, and crippling aus

A building site in Lewisham
The one number that explains the employment situation
By Alex Hern - 18 April 15:58

5.6 people are chasing every one job. Without reducing this number, unemployment can never substanti

Boarded up shops wait for redevelopment in the Hanley Shopping Centre
Don’t get carried away with headline fall in unemployment
By Richard Darlington - 18 April 14:12

Subtantial progress may not come until 2013

A woman jogs past a sign referencing YPF
The fallout from the YPF seizure
By Alex Hern - 18 April 12:52

The players are taking sides as Argentina consolidates the ground it has taken

Protesters perform a skit during a tax day demonstration in New York City
Opinionomics | 18 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 18 April 8:05

Must-read comment and analysis. Britain in the slow lane, youth unemployment speeding up, and Argent

From Skintland to a United States of Britain
By Dom Boyle - 17 April 15:24

The hysterical debate around Scottish independence is harming independents

Two stacked coins
Simple taxes are progressive taxes
By Matthew Sinclair - 17 April 14:18

The TPA's Matthew Sinclair argues that it is lack of take-up that makes the tax system look biased a

Oliver Twist begs for more
Going cap in hand to the charities
By Ian Mulheirn - 17 April 11:45

How to change the tax relief cap to help charities and the government get value for money.

The BP board, 1960
Where the tax burden falls
By Alex Hern - 17 April 9:48

Where does the tax burden fall, and why do loopholes help the rich?

Argentine president Kirchner holds a sample of oil from YPF's fields
Opinionomics | 17 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 17 April 8:04

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring minimum taxes and money taxes.

Impersonators wait outside Mann's Chinese Theatre
Creative industries are stronger than ever
By Alex Hern - 16 April 15:30

A new report shows why "the internet is killing the entertainment industry" is as true as "home tapi

People queue outside a Barclays
Barclays tax-planning under investigation
By Alex Hern - 16 April 13:01

The bank's tax planning has been described as a "sham" in a New York court briefing

Denise Van Outen holds a cheque for Great Ormond Street Hospital
How charitable tax deductions work
By Alex Hern - 16 April 9:18

We've heard Osborne's plans to crack down on tax dodgers/ philanthropists (delete as appropriate), but what about higher rate payers and their charitable deductions?

Opinionomics | 16 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 16 April 8:04

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring the future of newspapers, education, and Ed Milliband