Inflation up by 0.1 percentage point, real wages down by 1%
By Alex Hern - 19 March 10:05

RPI sent out to the great big spreadsheet in the sky.

Cypriot counterintution part one: "It was a good thing"
By Alex Hern - 19 March 9:01

Should we be cheering one of the first wealth taxes of this millennium?

New Statesman
Cyprus isn't something happening "over there"
By Petros Fassoulas - 18 March 13:31

Europe – and that includes Britain – is unavoidably connected.

11 EU countries are about to implement an FTT: the UK should make it 12
By Tony Dolphin - 18 March 13:04

The Overton window is shifting, and now might be the time for an FTT.

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When the speculators flee, what will be left of Bitcoin?
By Alex Hern - 18 March 12:41

The underlying currency might not work without the inflated prices.

George Osborne must ignore the siren calls – and take steps to raise potential growth
By Ryan Bourne - 18 March 10:46

The CPS' Ryan Bourne gives its hitlist for the 2013 budget.

Cyprus: everything you need to know
By Alex Hern - 18 March 9:38

The tax, the Russians, the insurance, the surprise, and the future.

Savings levy of up to 10 per cent imposed in Cyprus
By New Statesman - 17 March 10:09

Chancellor says Brits in Cyprus on military or government service will be protected from the levy.

Gen Y actually might be poorer than their parents
By Alex Hern - 15 March 17:02

More spending and less saving means no increase in wealth for the young in 25 years.

New Statesman
How do you campaign against austerity?
By Alex Hern - 15 March 13:56

It's not the economics, stupid.

Budget 2013: Osborne does it best when he does nothing at all
By Richard Cree - 15 March 10:21

“The last thing we need is more tinkering”.

Bitcoin: this is what a bubble looks like
By Alex Hern - 14 March 17:00

Not if, but when, the bubble will burst.

Leader: After Cable’s intervention, the austerity consensus is crumbling
By New Statesman - 14 March 15:53

No longer can David Cameron plausibly claim, if he ever could, that "there is no alternative".

Will the Sparks light up SME lending?
By Alex Hern - 14 March 12:25

Ed Miliband is a man with a plan.

What is stagflation?
By Alex Hern - 13 March 11:17

We ought to fear the "Spectre of stagflation", says the <em>FT</em>.

A council tax isn't a wealth tax
By Alex Hern - 12 March 16:58

How should the government settle the inequalities in property wealth?

Focus on a "triple dip" misses the point
By Duncan Weldon - 12 March 14:30

The economy is stuck and without a change in government policy the slump is set to continue, writes the TUC's Duncan Weldon.

Where next for back-to-work support?
By Caroline Davey - 12 March 10:34

Into work support from the work programme and job centre is not delivering for single parents, or for the tax payer.

New Statesman
The short future of Abenomics
By Alex Hern - 11 March 18:24

Japan's maverick PM might not have his heart in the game.

BIS and OFT hint at cosmestic changes to payday loan regulations
By Carl Packman - 11 March 13:21

Some positive, but largely symbolic, news.

The RBS privatisation is set to be Osborne's version of selling off the gold
By VMC Rosario - 11 March 12:49

There needs to be pressure on Osborne to state what success looks like in respect to the £37 billion investment the Government made in two banks, writes VMC Rosario.

New Statesman
Self-defeating austerity: the false economy of Cameron's Britain
By Jonathan Portes - 11 March 11:53

NIESR's Jonathan Portes examines Cameron's statement of "fact".

Snappy comebacks to stupid questions: the eternal undeath of the credit-card analogy
By Alex Hern - 11 March 10:21

How to respond when the prime minister says something simplistic and wrong.

How housing traps people in unemployment
By Rebecca Tunstall - 08 March 12:07

If we're to move away from using housing benefit to prop up a dysfunctional housing market, we desperately need to think much more carefully about rent levels and wages, writes Rebecca Tunstall.

We don't just have a housing crisis, we have a green housing crisis
By Mark Gaterell - 07 March 15:44

The need for 'low impact building', through both 'retrofitting' older properties with new technologies and new builds, is urgent.

Don't leave house building to the house-builders
By VMC Rosario - 07 March 7:51

Give people a driving seat in housing investment, writes VMC Rozario.

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When the facts change, should I change my mind?
By Vince Cable - 06 March 15:27

The long economic stagnation of post-crisis Britain.

New Statesman
The rise in housing benefit is driven by a rise in need. No more, no less
By Declan Gaffney - 06 March 8:43

It's not greed, it's not fraud, it's just more people needing help to live their lives, writes Declan Gaffney.

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