Can the left learn from the right?
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?
Vicky Pryce on UKIP's respectable friends and Prisonomics.
Our working week is a relic of another time when women were expected to stay in the home. We have to change that.
Policy-makers in London and South Korea want to crack down on fried chicken shops, but for two very different reasons
The sale will reduce HM Treasury’s shareholding in the banking group to 32.7 per cent.
James Leigh-Pemberton will be the fourth boss of the financial body since 2009.
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
The Bank of England governor tells MPs what George Osborne doesn't want you to hear.
In defiance of 96% of Royal Mail workers, ministers hope to complete the sell-off in advance of a nationwide strike.
Britain is awash with debt, while government policy encourages inflation. But theoretical inflation sorts a lot of stuff out, while actual inflation will hurt.
Tim Harford's book reviewed.
The Chancellor's claim that "the pace of fiscal consolidation has not changed" is not supported by any of the available data.
The British premium automaker introduces its first ever sports crossover concept vehicle.
Maybe our tin-headed overlords will just become another set of tools on the job.
You need to be pretty lucky to make the most of it.
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.
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.
Carl Packman asks if we can be comfortable living in a country where Wonga makes millions.
Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) reaches to a two-and-a-half year high of 57.2
The Adam Smith Institute has accused the government of propping up the housing bubble.
The compensation package will be paid in three installments of £363m.
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.
What's inflation going to be? Wanna bet?
Have you ever wondered whether losing both parents to a tragedy might be a bad thing or not? Well, economists did.
The output gap is a strange and unpredictable beast, writes Nida Broughton.
At least 26 million unemployed people will be looking for work across Europe this summer, while in Britain, 2,400 bankers are earning over €1m a year - real pounds and euros that should be better spread out.
The third-poorest country in the EU, Latvia punitive welfare conditions and the exclusion of Russian-speakers from surrounding nations has lead to a depopulation of 30,000 a year.
What kind of a social model is it that leaves half of young people out of work? George Eaton profiles Spain's employment woes.
The economy has been sailing smoothly this summer. But winter is coming…