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Control freaks: Google's stock split
By Alex Hern - 13 April 11:51

It's good for the founders, but is it in the company's interests?

J. Craig Venter smiles in front of a map of the human genome.
Open access to science helps us all
By Dave Carr and Robert Kiley - 13 April 10:34

The Wellcome Trust has been praised for its decision to compel research it funds to be freely availa

A South Korean activist in a Kim Jong-Un mask holds up a fake rocket.
Opinionomics | 13 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 13 April 7:50

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring oil, Osborne and old people.

China has better hackers than us
By Alex Hern - 12 April 15:31

The failure to teach computer science in schools and universities bites back

Tackling corruption’s the key to stability in China
By Dan Hough - 12 April 14:14

The dramatic purge of Chongqing boss Bo Xilai had all the drama of a Hollywood movie, but there are

Britain celebrates (Japanese) state investment
By Alex Hern - 12 April 11:59

It seems like everyone is investing in British infrastructure except for the British government

New iPads in the 5th Avenue Apple Store. (Getty)
Opinionomics | 12 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 12 April 7:55

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring green regulations, charity funding, and agency pricing

Tax transparency treats the symptom not the cause
By Matthew Sinclair - 11 April 16:02

If we worry about politicians dodging taxes, attack the dodging, not the privacy, writes the TPA's M

Pooling pension funds makes perfect sense
By Joe Manning - 11 April 13:06

Far from the hysteria about "Granny tax II", London's pension investment plan can't come soon enough

The return of subprime loans
By Alex Hern - 11 April 12:47

What could possibly go wrong?

We may not be getting more productive, but there's an upside to that. (Getty)
Every silver lining has a cloud
By Alex Hern - 11 April 11:49

In economics, there's nothing fully good.

Malaysia's Petronas Towers. The country is home to most sukuk trading. (Getty)
Growing state of Islamic finance
By Alex Hern - 11 April 9:41

Over $100bn Sukuk, or Islamic bonds, are set to be issued this year

Ferrets are used in many flu tests, since they catch the same bug as us. (Getty)
Opinionomics | 11 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 11 April 8:08

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring HST, and H5N1.

Amazon's tax avoidance can only be solved at EU level
By Jon Worth - 10 April 11:58

Little-Britainism won't help us here.

UK unemployment will get worse before it gets better
By Richard Darlington - 10 April 11:32

Without targeted action, the UK will suffer.

A Tajik migrant texts in Moscow. Mobiles are an essential tool worldwide (Getty)
Consumption inequality is rising
By Alex Hern - 10 April 11:02

In the last thirty years, consumption inequality has risen as fast as income inequality.

A man protests Egypt's military rulers. But really he wants liberalism. (Getty)
Economics lookahead, w/c 9 April
By Alex Hern - 10 April 9:02

Short week, but that's no excuse not to pay attention.

Squatters occupying a house in March 2010 (Getty).
Opinionomics | 10 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 10 April 8:12

Must-read comment and analysis, including the death of publishing.

Big data
By Andy Cutler and Shehan Mohammed - 05 April 13:54

The UK economy could gain £216bn through the better management.

We need to focus on good apprenticeships
By Neil Lee - 05 April 12:22

Expanding provision should not be at the expense of quality.

Sweet like chocolate?
By Martha Gill - 05 April 11:37

Martha Gill's Irrational Animals column.

Could the fuel panic have pushed us out of recession? Does it matter? (Getty)
Does a technical recession really matter?
By Alex Hern - 05 April 10:20

We are balancing on a knife-edge, but it doesn't matter where we fall.

Opinionomics | 5 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 05 April 8:17

Must read comment and analysis

The Grey Tsunami
By Peter Diamond - 04 April 13:57

How to Reap a Healthy Longevity Dividend

Opinionomics | 4 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 04 April 7:39

Must read comment and analysis. Featuring robots.

Don't expect a green revolution in China soon
By Alex Hern - 03 April 13:36

Educated, networked Chinese young people care about the environment – but that doesn't tell us about

Who spends the most on beer?
By Alex Hern - 03 April 9:46

And other questions, answered by the US Bureau of Labour Statistics.

Opinionomics | 3 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 03 April 9:34

Must read comment and analysis, including a debate over risk aversion in financial regulation. Is th

"They don't know what they're talking about"
By Alex Hern - 02 April 14:43

The problem with the ratings agencies

The perils of non-compliance
By Alex Hern - 02 April 12:45

Ireland and America are suffering the same problem with their contentious taxes.

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