Spot the difference: pensions vs student loans
By Alex Hern - 14 June 9:29

It's only OK to retroactively change a deal when it affects young people.

There is no longer a "jobs puzzle": Britain's labour market improvement has stagnated
By Alex Hern - 13 June 11:15

Unemployment has stalled – and other statistics are even worse.

The government needs to stop ignoring the social disaster of women deserts
By Declan Gaffney - 12 June 14:59

The Centre for Applied Data Torture reports.

If the Government's ruining law, the solution is not more Government
By Preston Byrne - 12 June 12:46

More lawyers should be hired directly by the state; but the rest should get used to living without legal aid, writes Preston Byrne.

Should the White House crack down on patent trolls, or on patents?
By Alex Hern - 12 June 10:21

That patents boost innovation is received wisdom, but it might not be true.

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What does Miliband mean by the "structural" welfare bill?
By Alex Hern - 06 June 10:15

It doesn't even need capping.

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The developing world is growing faster than us, but don't panic
By Alex Hern - 05 June 15:25

I'd still rather be growing slowly at a high level of development than the other way round.

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The most universal benefit of them all
By Alex Hern - 05 June 11:07

While the UK debates ending universality, economists in America are talking about making income itself universal.

SocGen strategist excoriates Osborne over Help to Buy
By Alex Hern - 04 June 11:28

"He may really deserve to be called a moron".

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We need more London
By Alex Hern - 03 June 18:00

So let's build it.

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Apple in court over price-fixing allegations
By Alex Hern - 03 June 16:54

Accused of conspiring with publishers to raise prices.

Manufacturing gets less bad across Europe
By Alex Hern - 03 June 11:06

Indicators show slowing rate of decline in industry.

Agent Osborne goes rogue
By Pawe? Morski - 31 May 9:52

Is the Chancellor an accelerationist sleeper-agent sworn to provoke a socialist revolution?

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After Shapps' bad data, the DWP is back in the spotlight
By Alex Hern - 30 May 12:19

IDS is spinning furiously.

The Guardian has a coffee shop now.
By Alex Hern - 30 May 11:08

No, we don't know why either.

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Finally there's agreement that payday lending needs to be tackled. But how?
By Carl Packman - 30 May 10:27

Access to banking, co-operative credit and caps on interest should all be considered.

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More than just a bar on a chart in New York: Why the MDGs matter
By Adrian Lovett - 29 May 11:05

The good news is, we're reaching them.

Lots of graduates will never pay off their loans, which is the point
By Alex Hern - 28 May 13:20

Graduating into a recession is hard; at least you can not pay your loans until you earn a bit.

Don't forget the fees: Devon pays £40m less than Stafforshire for the same pensions
By Alex Hern - 28 May 11:41

When Keep it Simple, Stupid comes into its own.

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Reinhart and Rogoff call for "civility"
By Alex Hern - 28 May 9:39

The burned economists write an open letter to Paul Krugman, hitting back at his claims.

Renewable energy to save consumers between £25 and £100 billion
By Gordon Edge - 23 May 17:13

A new government report outlines the economic case for renewable energy, writes RenewableUK’s Gordon Edge.

Triple dip remains successfully avoided in GDP second estimate
By Alex Hern - 23 May 12:52

Stagnation continues, writes Alex Hern.

Wearable technology: next big thing?
By Ved Sen - 23 May 11:30

It's man and machine, not man versus machine.

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The voices of austerity
By Mary O'Hara - 22 May 11:22

A new project aims to give a voice to the people harmed by austerity. Mary O'Hara introduces it.

Will the left focus on what money can't buy, or on what money shouldn't buy?
By Alex Hern - 21 May 11:31

Alex Hern speaks to Michael Sandel about morality in politics and the markets.

The best way to fix the long term is with more short-termism
By Alex Hern - 20 May 18:00

People don't like thinking about hard problems while the economy is a mess.

Do we have too little economic data, or too much?
By Alex Hern - 20 May 13:22

Counting cranes and railroad traffic.

Being out of work harms your health – even if it's because you've retired
By Philip Booth - 20 May 11:34

A new report finds that, after a small boost in health, retirement isn't as refreshing as many think.

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