New Statesman
To boost wages, alter the balance of power in offices
By Alex Hern - 01 July 16:02

Publishing income tax records could help predistribute wealth.

Why you should care about the student loan fire-sale, even if you aren't a student
By Alex Hern - 28 June 15:11

Danny Alexander is out to get the worst return for your investment he can.

New Statesman
Will the spending round crush urban growth?
By Alexandra Jones - 28 June 13:50

Alexandra Jones welcomes funding for skills, but worries that grants to pay for councils and growth have been wiped out.

We're working more, but doing less: why GDP is so low
By Alex Hern - 28 June 11:20

Productivity is down year-on-year for the fourth quarter in a row.

New Statesman
David Cameron hasn't spoken about climate change for three years. Time is running out
By Luciana Berger - 28 June 9:06

It’s time the Prime Minister broke his silence and did something before it’s too late, writes Luciana Berger MP.

Danny Alexander confirms: the student loan book will be privatised
By Alex Hern - 27 June 12:12

Off the book borrowing of the worst kind.

Across Europe, austerity policies have caused stagnation and despair

There is a more humane way to restore our fortunes.

Osborne attacks people in tenuous employment
By Alex Hern - 26 June 15:21

Life on a zero-hour contract looks set to get much harder.

How the streaming-music boom is screwing over recording artists
By Alex Hern - 25 June 16:05

$0.000014 per song? Sign me up!

Scotland fixes stamp duty, the most broken tax in the nation
By Alex Hern - 25 June 10:34

Now when will the rest of Britain follow suit?

New Statesman
Bitcoins seized by US government agency
By Alex Hern - 24 June 12:44

The DEA has seized $800 worth of Bitcoins in an unprecedented move.

A woman cycles past the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland
The central bankers' central bank: a new banking crisis?
By Alex Hern - 24 June 10:33

But should the BIS be listened to at all?

GM foods: it's all about the economics
By Alex Hern - 21 June 16:26

The real concern about GM is that it extends intellectual property protection into our fields.

Mervyn King gets his life peerage and a lollipop, the rest of us get more misery
By Alex Andreou - 21 June 12:05

The newly ennobled Mervyn King blames “a collective lack of imagination” for the financial crisis. We, all of us, failed to see the iceberg. The only problem is that most of us were in the engine room shovelling coal.

Mark Carney: The George Clooney of finance
By Alex Brummer - 20 June 9:04

The new governor of the Bank of England, the Canadian Mark Carney, has been hailed as the saviour of the British economy. But who is he – and is his record that good?

Colonialism isn't the best answer to tax dodging
By Alex Hern - 19 June 17:15

Party like it's 1799.

Reading the G8 communique: did we win?
By Adrian Lovett - 19 June 11:48

When the difference between "for example" and "including" means the world.

The secret plan to raise the price of student finance hints the government wants to privatise loans
By Alex Hern - 18 June 18:05

Deferred gratification is not this lot's strong point.

Who does early access to sensitive data really hurt?
By Alex Hern - 18 June 15:22

Masters of the Universe, or dummies?

Checking the Telegraph's wind-farm front page
By Alex Hern - 18 June 12:53

Do we really subsidise each wind farm job for £100,000?

Landlords have evolved, but the rules protecting renters are stuck in the past
By Tom Copley - 17 June 16:32

The private rented sector has fundamentally changed over the past decade; yet the rules governing how it functions are rooted in the late 1980s.

Basic income versus the robots
By Alex Hern - 17 June 14:32

An economic all-stars match-up.

Household finances at their least worst for 53 months
By Alex Hern - 17 June 10:53

A good news/bad news moment.

A man holds up an ancient banknote.
Money by Felix Martin: Exposing the flaws in the way we think about money
By Alex Brummer - 15 June 12:00

A fresh addition to the growing library of "recession lit": one which delves into anthropology and ancient history to argue we will never understand the financial crisis with our current misguided perspective on money.

Terraced houses.
The poor are still paying more for basic utilities and financial services
By Katie Schmuecker - 15 June 10:25

Payment structures and price plans in utilities and financial services continue to inflict higher costs on the poorest in society. Regulators and the government need to do more.

Firemen extinguish a burning car in Kista after riots in Swedish suburbs
The Swedish riots: What really happened?
By Liam McLaughlin - 14 June 14:59

Inequality, not immigration, was what sparked the unrest.

Workers can't pay the costs of zero-hour contracts
By Neil Lee - 14 June 13:50

It's naive to pretend there are no benefits, but too often only the employers get them.

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