The influence of money in politics is so great we do little to stop it. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
In Washington, money talks louder than ordinary Americans - and we do nothing
By Lawrence Lessig - 04 June 14:13

We’re staring at our drunk uncle Sam. We have lost faith that he could ever break the habit. So we don’t even ask any more. We just try to get along, accepting “reality”.

They're bulldozing a fifth of Detroit
By Barbara Speed - 07 July 13:18

No more ruin porn? 

the New York Stock Exchange reopens after the Easter holiday, 21 April. Photo: Getty
HFT: the latest scam devised by Wall Street and the City
By Felix Martin - 25 April 10:00

Felix Martin discusses Flash Boys by the American financial writer Michael Lewis, which examines high-frequency trading (HFT).

Janet Yellen and Christine Lagarde.
Don't be mislead by the poor data, the US economy is still in rude health
By Nick Beecroft - 24 February 12:19

While current storms will weigh upon February’s statistics, Q2 growth could now hit 4 per cent and US rates could move significantly higher along the curve.

Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan on Europe
By Alex Hern - 15 August 9:23

Compared to Ryan's budgets, Cameron's coalition looks positively profligate.

United States: an overview
By New Statesman - 01 March 13:42

Despite the apparently inexorable rise of China, the United States remains by far the world’s largest national economy, a position it has held since the 1890s. The US GDP of $15.1trn accounts for over 19 per cent of gross world product by purchasing power parity.

United States: cash surplus/deficit
By New Statesman - 29 February 16:27

United States: military expenditure (% of GDP)
By New Statesman - 29 February 16:21

United States: gross domestic product
By New Statesman - 29 February 16:16

United States: inflation
By New Statesman - 29 February 15:55

United States: unemployment
By New Statesman - 29 February 15:34