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Leader: Labour has a bold economic programme but can it win the people’s trust?
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.

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Disabled and on the Work Programme: "Cold calling companies for 8 to 16 hours a week"
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."

Osborne may gloat about recovery, but his “hard slog” will leave Britain worse off
By Robert Skidelsky - 30 September 8:42

The recovery of the British economy, which started under Labour, was aborted in 2010.

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Are there too many people?
By Felix Martin - 26 September 8:47

Whatever the answer, we need a population policy.

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Nick Pearce: Why the left is wrong on welfare
By New Statesman - 19 September 9:55

Can the left learn from the right?

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Meet the man who wants total unemployment for all human beings in the world
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?

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Europe’s debt mountains, Osborne’s Plan B and turning Greece into a debtors’ prison
By Vicky Pryce - 19 September 8:09

Vicky Pryce on UKIP's respectable friends and Prisonomics.

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The feminist case for a shorter working week
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.

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What's so bad about fried chicken shops in Seoul and London?
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

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UKFI to sell 6 per cent stake in Lloyds
By New Statesman - 17 September 7:47

The sale will reduce HM Treasury’s shareholding in the banking group to 32.7 per cent.

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HM Treasury to name new boss for UKFI
By New Statesman - 16 September 7:26

James Leigh-Pemberton will be the fourth boss of the financial body since 2009.

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Inequality reaches a record high in the US, but which countries are worst off?
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

Mark Carney: spending cuts have been "a drag on growth"
By George Eaton - 12 September 13:54

The Bank of England governor tells MPs what George Osborne doesn't want you to hear.

The coalition aims to push through Royal Mail privatisation before strike action
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.

If inflation is a bad thing, why is government policy designed to make us want more of it?
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.

What Osborne won't admit: growth has increased because of slower cuts
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.

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Jaguar to create 1,700 new jobs in Solihull
By New Statesman - 10 September 9:32

The British premium automaker introduces its first ever sports crossover concept vehicle.

Robots: not actually all that
By Alex Hern - 06 September 16:34

Maybe our tin-headed overlords will just become another set of tools on the job.

Shared ownership doesn't help most young people onto the housing market
By Alex Hern - 06 September 13:22

You need to be pretty lucky to make the most of it.

Man reading the newspaper.
Felix Martin: How the new economics outgrew the academies
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.

Twelve steps to stop tax avoidance
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.

Wonga announces record profits – but should they have them?
By Carl Packman - 03 September 10:47

Carl Packman asks if we can be comfortable living in a country where Wonga makes millions.

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UK manufacturing output rises in August
By New Statesman - 03 September 7:56

Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) reaches to a two-and-a-half year high of 57.2

Think tank slams Help to Buy: "government is the housing crisis"
By Alex Hern - 02 September 14:49

The Adam Smith Institute has accused the government of propping up the housing bubble.

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British banks pay first tranche of £1bn compensation to Iceland savers
By New Statesman - 02 September 7:35

The compensation package will be paid in three installments of £363m.

Artwork by Nick Hayes.
Why does our service economy offer such bad service?
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.

Crowdsourcing the unemployment rate
By Alex Hern - 28 August 14:55

What's inflation going to be? Wanna bet?

Economists: "Losing both parents sucks"
By Alex Hern - 27 August 16:21

Have you ever wondered whether losing both parents to a tragedy might be a bad thing or not? Well, economists did.

Why good news for GDP isn't necessarily good news for the Chancellor
By Nida Broughton - 23 August 15:15

The output gap is a strange and unpredictable beast, writes Nida Broughton.

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