By Sophie McBain - 10 October 14:57
An economist argues that the US needs to start looking at inequality (as, indeed, do other developed economies) in a more dispassionate and analytical way.
By Felix Martin - 10 October 13:13
The recent summary of the United Nations report on climate change, published on 27 September, only re-emphasised the urgency of the world taking action on emissions.
By Jonn Elledge - 04 October 10:20
There is a vast range of stuff involving taxpayers’ money that taxpayers aren’t actually allowed to know. Why?
By New Statesman - 03 October 15:33
Mr Miliband has reminded us again of his talents as a rhetorician but it is his party’s conduct in the next year that will determine whether he is rewarded with the chance to serve.
By Frances Ryan - 03 October 11:52
"Life is already extremely limited for me, but with the pressure of the Work Programme, I've just felt a lot more hopeless – about either getting a job or just feeling happy and well again."
By Robert Skidelsky - 30 September 8:42
The recovery of the British economy, which started under Labour, was aborted in 2010.
By Felix Martin - 26 September 8:47
Whatever the answer, we need a population policy.
By New Statesman - 19 September 9:55
Can the left learn from the right?
By Michael Brooks - 19 September 8:45
Hugh Loebner is offering researchers $100,000 to develop a computer that thinks like a human. But is that really the best use of artificial intelligence?
By Vicky Pryce - 19 September 8:09
Vicky Pryce on UKIP's respectable friends and Prisonomics.
By Anna Coote - 18 September 12:01
Our working week is a relic of another time when women were expected to stay in the home. We have to change that.
By Sophie McBain - 18 September 10:54
Policy-makers in London and South Korea want to crack down on fried chicken shops, but for two very different reasons
By New Statesman - 17 September 7:47
The sale will reduce HM Treasury’s shareholding in the banking group to 32.7 per cent.
By New Statesman - 16 September 7:26
James Leigh-Pemberton will be the fourth boss of the financial body since 2009.
By Sophie McBain - 13 September 11:07
Five years after Lehman Brother's collapse, one group has fared spectacularly well: the richest 1 per cent. The world's superpower is now worryingly dependent on the financial fortunes of just 1.35m taxpayers. But where in the world is inequality the grea
By George Eaton - 12 September 13:54
The Bank of England governor tells MPs what George Osborne doesn't want you to hear.
By George Eaton - 12 September 8:57
In defiance of 96% of Royal Mail workers, ministers hope to complete the sell-off in advance of a nationwide strike.
By Jonn Elledge - 12 September 7:59
Britain is awash with debt, while government policy encourages inflation. But theoretical inflation sorts a lot of stuff out, while actual inflation will hurt.
By Felix Salmon - 11 September 13:58
Tim Harford's book reviewed.
By Jonathan Portes - 10 September 15:25
The Chancellor's claim that "the pace of fiscal consolidation has not changed" is not supported by any of the available data.
By New Statesman - 10 September 9:32
The British premium automaker introduces its first ever sports crossover concept vehicle.
By Alex Hern - 06 September 16:34
Maybe our tin-headed overlords will just become another set of tools on the job.
By Alex Hern - 06 September 13:22
You need to be pretty lucky to make the most of it.
By Felix Martin - 05 September 11:00
Reports of the death of popular economics turn out to have been greatly exaggerated, as two new books by Edmund Phelps, Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir, make clear.
By Chris Nicholas - 03 September 14:45
Tax avoidance is now endemic, with companies and the wealthy often paying derisory amounts of tax. Public anger has so far met with hollow rhetoric, handwringing and vested interest rationalisations. Robust steps to stamp it out are needed.
By Carl Packman - 03 September 10:47
Carl Packman asks if we can be comfortable living in a country where Wonga makes millions.
By New Statesman - 03 September 7:56
Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) reaches to a two-and-a-half year high of 57.2
By Alex Hern - 02 September 14:49
The Adam Smith Institute has accused the government of propping up the housing bubble.
By New Statesman - 02 September 7:35
The compensation package will be paid in three installments of £363m.
By Robert Skidelsky and Nan Craig - 30 August 8:21
How do you get a call centre to do anything for you that involves change, or taking responsibility? Robert Skidelsky and Nan Craig on the downsides of our overdependence on a service economy.