Facebook is suffering from an overdose of dog food
By Alex Hern - 06 May 13:33

The company's staff are so ingrained with the network that they can't make products normal people want to use.

New Statesman
Osborne will struggle to debate the IMF head-on
By Alex Hern - 05 May 13:39

Without being able to turn to now-slain canards, the chancellor's arguments fall apart.

Help to Buy won't bring a sub-prime crisis to Britain – but it does move us closer to one
By Preston Byrne - 04 May 12:26

Boosting house prices is a funny way to solve the housing crisis, writes Preston Byrne.

Over ten per cent of Britain's possible labour is wasted
By Alex Hern - 02 May 10:09

Combining underemployment and unemployment shows the output gap is much bigger than previously estimated.

Wind energy is much more popular than its opponents would have you think
By Jennifer Webber - 02 May 7:50

Even in the Tories, more people support wind farms than oppose them.

Deflation in the tech industry
By Alex Hern - 01 May 15:57

Bitcoin fans, take note.

New Statesman
Think before you retweet: why the "scrounger spike" is illusory
By Declan Gaffney - 01 May 11:48

What happened between 2004 and 2010 is more people started writing about welfare.

New Statesman
Maybe we should start hoping for a recession to fix climate change
By Alex Hern - 01 May 9:17

America's on a hiding to nothing, and it's not much better here.

New Statesman
Unemployment up and inflation down in the eurozone
By Alex Hern - 30 April 13:06

ECB rate cuts expected

Bank of England mulls pay rise for its court
By Alex Hern - 30 April 8:48

"Just" £15,000 for three days work a month.

Foreign exchange platform puts the brakes on high-frequency traders
By Alex Hern - 29 April 8:21

EBS has changed its rules to discourage algobots.

Now is not the time to defend sweatshops
By Alex Hern - 26 April 17:31

Abstract arguments about the benefits of outsourcing have no place in defending criminal negligence, here or overseas.

Why Japan needs Abenomics and Bitcoin faces a lost century
By Alex Hern - 26 April 15:33

What do Japan's "lost decade" and the intractable problem facing bitcoin have in common? Deflation.

GDP may have risen, but the poorest fifth still lose out on £2,000 a year because of rising inequality
By Annie Quick - 26 April 10:46

What would Britain be like if the income distribution was the same as in 1977?

New Statesman
It’s time to act on food poverty
By Fiona Twycross - 25 April 17:20

Our aim must be to make the UK a Zero Hunger Country, writes Fiona Twycross AM.

Amazon lobbies to pay more tax in the US
By Alex Hern - 25 April 15:33

Yes, you read that right.

GDP grows by 0.3 per cent
By Alex Hern - 25 April 9:31

The ONS figures show stagnation is still the name of the game.

If you're under 45, you'll see climate change's effects in person
By Alex Hern - 24 April 13:39

We're still caught up in a 1980s mindset.

Krugman's uncanny accuracy shows why more eyes should be on Japan
By Alex Hern - 24 April 10:17

Abenomics is more that just a Japanese story.

Politics muddies the waters of Scotland and the pound
By Alex Hern - 23 April 16:46

It's simple, until it's not.

Revealed: why the deficit actually rose today
By George Eaton - 23 April 10:45

Strip out all special factors and total borrowing was £400m higher in 2012-13 than in the previous year.

Fitch agency downgrades UK credit rating from AAA to AA+
By Helen Lewis - 20 April 8:56

More trouble for "downgraded Chancellor" George Osborne.

Wanted: a Secretary of State for Infrastructure
By Alexander Jan - 19 April 15:13

After some neglect, the UK is ramping up investment in its economic infrastructure. A Minister for Infrastructure should now lead the charge, writes Alexander Jan.

Ireland imposes strict new limits on spending of debtors
By Alex Hern - 19 April 13:14

€247.04 a month for food.

EU cap-and-trade system left to die by EU parliament
By Alex Hern - 19 April 9:02

The ETS is dead, long live climate change.

New Statesman
Office of Rail Regulation: nationalised rail firm is most efficient in the country
By Alex Hern - 18 April 14:41

East Coast gets a net subsidy of just 1 per cent, ORR reports.