Economics lookahead, w/c 2 April
By Alex Hern - 02 April 10:40

Featuring statistics, and lots of them.

Opinionomics | 2 April 2012
By Alex Hern - 02 April 9:56

Must read analysis and comment. Featuring healthcare, welfare and the Euro scare.

Debt ceiling, round two
By Alex Hern - 30 March 13:10

The USA is once again on course for financial disaster through no fault but their own.

Arthur Laffer giving a keynote speech to University of Tennessee in better days
Opinionomics | 30 March 2012
By Alex Hern - 30 March 10:06

Must read analysis and comment. Featuring Spanish conservatives and an economist bust-up.

Even libertarians don't want private roads
By Alex Hern - 29 March 12:58

Can you ever have free-market highways?

Opinionomics | 29 March 2012
By Alex Hern - 29 March 10:45

Must read analysis and comment. Featuring Tim Worstall, Ezra Klein, and – yes – pasties.

Osborne's dynamic plan
By Alex Hern - 28 March 9:02

How a technical change in Treasury forecasting could help scrap the 45p tax rate.

Opinionomics | 28 March 2012
By Alex Hern - 28 March 7:55

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring Robert Peston taking on the Bank of England.

The minimum price dilemma
By Alex Hern - 27 March 12:03

Yes, minimum prices put money in the pockets of the supermarkets - but that's the necessary evil of the project.

Bernankeology
By Alex Hern - 27 March 10:23

Why so much is read into the words of the Fed chairman.

Opinionomics | 27 March 2012
By Alex Hern - 27 March 7:54

Must read analysis and comment

The most awkward flash-crash possible
By Alex Hern - 26 March 10:34

When your stock exchange wipes 99.75 per cent off its own value in less than a second, it might be t

Economics lookahead: w/c 26 March
By Alex Hern - 26 March 9:23

What to expect in the week to come.

Opinionomics: must-read analysis and comment
By Alex Hern - 26 March 8:40

Featuring Marx, bank runs, and an unusual type of job creation.

Why is tax avoidance a reason for letting people off tax?
By Alex Hern - 22 March 12:03

Tax dodging, the Laffer curve, and the 50p rate

Opinionomics: must-read analysis and comment
By Alex Hern - 22 March 8:12

Budget, budget, budget!

(Electronic) money, (electronic) money, (electronic) money
By Alex Hern - 21 March 15:42

How do you promote your campaign to phase out physical currency? Get an endorsement from ABBA, of co

Stamp duty versus mansion tax
By Alex Hern - 21 March 9:57

Although superficially similar, high stamp duty is not a mansion tax

Opinionomics: must-read analysis and comment
By Alex Hern - 21 March 7:53

Can't handle the heat? Maybe the Tea Party isn't for you.

Chart of the Day: Inflation falls
By New Statesman - 20 March 9:56

CPI and RPI both drop by 0.2 points

Opinionomics: must-read analysis and comment
By Alex Hern - 19 March 10:01

Pick of the economics comment | 19 March

American investors fear divided government
By Alex Hern - 16 March 15:47

Debt ceiling struggle raised concerns.

Opinionomics: must-read analysis and comment
By Alex Hern - 16 March 11:29

Featuring inequality, iPads, and ignorant Republicans

Opinionomics: must-read analysis and comment
By Alex Hern - 15 March 12:15

Featuring century bonds, Ben Bernanke, and patented mice.

$11.7 million for blowing the whistle
By Alex Hern - 15 March 0:00

Even before the Dodds-Frank Act comes into play, whistleblowing can be lucrative in the United State

Tax avoidance isn't always unclear
By Alex Hern - 14 March 18:12

The fringes of what constitutes tax avoidance may be hazy, but that doesn't mean that some cases are

Laundered money
By Alex Hern - 14 March 16:49

A bright orange bottle of detergent has become the underworld equivalent of prison cigarettes.

Opinionomics: must-read analysis and comment
By Alex Hern - 14 March 14:29

Featuring high tax, high art and high interest rates.

Betting on climate change
By Alex Hern - 13 March 16:19

A blue-sky proposal by an Asian investment bank raises questions of propriety.

UK incomes are decoupling from economic health
By Alex Hern - 13 March 14:50

Has the typical family gained from the UK's growth since the 1970s?

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