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.

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".

New Statesman
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?

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

IDS is spinning furiously.