New Statesman
Our warming planet, set to music
By Alex Hern - 02 July 10:52

This is what climate change sounds like.

New Statesman
To boost wages, alter the balance of power in offices
By Alex Hern - 01 July 16:02

Publishing income tax records could help predistribute wealth.

Why you should care about the student loan fire-sale, even if you aren't a student
By Alex Hern - 28 June 15:11

Danny Alexander is out to get the worst return for your investment he can.

New Statesman
Will the spending round crush urban growth?
By Alexandra Jones - 28 June 13:50

Alexandra Jones welcomes funding for skills, but worries that grants to pay for councils and growth have been wiped out.

We're working more, but doing less: why GDP is so low
By Alex Hern - 28 June 11:20

Productivity is down year-on-year for the fourth quarter in a row.

New Statesman
David Cameron hasn't spoken about climate change for three years. Time is running out
By Luciana Berger - 28 June 9:06

It’s time the Prime Minister broke his silence and did something before it’s too late, writes Luciana Berger MP.

Danny Alexander confirms: the student loan book will be privatised
By Alex Hern - 27 June 12:12

Off the book borrowing of the worst kind.

Osborne attacks people in tenuous employment
By Alex Hern - 26 June 15:21

Life on a zero-hour contract looks set to get much harder.

New Statesman
The Spending Review Liveblog
By New Statesman - 26 June 12:00

Refresh for updates, read from the top down.

How the streaming-music boom is screwing over recording artists
By Alex Hern - 25 June 16:05

$0.000014 per song? Sign me up!

Crossrail prepares for renationalisation (by other countries)
By Alex Hern - 25 June 11:55

Over half of the bidders to run the new railway are foreign nationalised rail firms.

Scotland fixes stamp duty, the most broken tax in the nation
By Alex Hern - 25 June 10:34

Now when will the rest of Britain follow suit?

New Statesman
Bitcoins seized by US government agency
By Alex Hern - 24 June 12:44

The DEA has seized $800 worth of Bitcoins in an unprecedented move.

This isn't the Great Recession, it's the Great Uncertainty
By Colin Hay and Tony Payne - 24 June 11:23

There's power in a name. But we have to get the right one.

A woman cycles past the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland
The central bankers' central bank: a new banking crisis?
By Alex Hern - 24 June 10:33

But should the BIS be listened to at all?

GM foods: it's all about the economics
By Alex Hern - 21 June 16:26

The real concern about GM is that it extends intellectual property protection into our fields.

Colonialism isn't the best answer to tax dodging
By Alex Hern - 19 June 17:15

Party like it's 1799.

Reading the G8 communique: did we win?
By Adrian Lovett - 19 June 11:48

When the difference between "for example" and "including" means the world.

The secret plan to raise the price of student finance hints the government wants to privatise loans
By Alex Hern - 18 June 18:05

Deferred gratification is not this lot's strong point.

Who does early access to sensitive data really hurt?
By Alex Hern - 18 June 15:22

Masters of the Universe, or dummies?

Checking the Telegraph's wind-farm front page
By Alex Hern - 18 June 12:53

Do we really subsidise each wind farm job for £100,000?

Landlords have evolved, but the rules protecting renters are stuck in the past
By Tom Copley - 17 June 16:32

The private rented sector has fundamentally changed over the past decade; yet the rules governing how it functions are rooted in the late 1980s.

Basic income versus the robots
By Alex Hern - 17 June 14:32

An economic all-stars match-up.

Household finances at their least worst for 53 months
By Alex Hern - 17 June 10:53

A good news/bad news moment.

Terraced houses.
The poor are still paying more for basic utilities and financial services
By Katie Schmuecker - 15 June 10:25

Payment structures and price plans in utilities and financial services continue to inflict higher costs on the poorest in society. Regulators and the government need to do more.

Firemen extinguish a burning car in Kista after riots in Swedish suburbs
The Swedish riots: What really happened?
By Liam McLaughlin - 14 June 14:59

Inequality, not immigration, was what sparked the unrest.

Workers can't pay the costs of zero-hour contracts
By Neil Lee - 14 June 13:50

It's naive to pretend there are no benefits, but too often only the employers get them.

It is in the UK's power to end tax havens
By Murray Worthy - 14 June 11:56

Cameron needs to lead on tax dodging, because he has the power to stop it.

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