"Mr President, if they say 'cut back', will you say 'fight back'?"
Crises are born from stranger places.
A financial transactions tax is the most economically efficient way to lessen the harm of HFT – but the government keeps fighting it.
When council tax bands have little to do with today's value, how can it replace a mansion tax?
If Nick Clegg is serious about introducing a wealth tax, here's how it could work.
It's all about countercyclical spending.
Labour has to show it has what it takes to govern through the fiscal vice that it will inherit.
The UK's outdated gambling legislation still needs updating.
The green economy in Britain is thriving - so why are politicians so reluctant to talk about it?
The Chancellor will abandon his debt rule to prevent even deeper cuts.
New York's attorney-general starts examining private equity firms
The country instituted an emergency tax for three years to sort out its problems. Should we?
Compared to the fiscal cliff, a carbon tax would boost growth while cutting emissions.
Tesco-only crisis loans, and paternalism for the poor. Marvellous.
The financial newswire argues that such a tax could cut debt and cool the planet.
Hardline deficit hawks sometimes make surprising moves.
In February 2010, a group of 20 economists endorsed George Osborne’s deficit-reduction plan. Today, many of them are deeply disillusioned with the Chancellor – so we asked them how they see things now.
Compared to Ryan's budgets, Cameron's coalition looks positively profligate.
What would you cut?
Has the money lost heart, or is it the bureaucrats?
To achieve his plan, Ryan would have to enact spending cuts which are "beyond draconian".
It's not just a 0.2 per cent Robin Hood tax which Hollande introduced.
It would expose the myth that the market punishes higher borrowing.
Your move, Mittens.
Taxmaggedon's not averted, but the competition is on fair ground
We are not doomed to slow growth or indefinite fiscal austerity.
Funded stimulus will take real political leadership to pull off.
Slowing the cuts would not trigger a bond market revolt.
Coca Cola takes a lead from McDonald's.
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