The DEA has seized $800 worth of Bitcoins in an unprecedented move.
But should the BIS be listened to at all?
The real concern about GM is that it extends intellectual property protection into our fields.
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.
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?
Party like it's 1799.
When the difference between "for example" and "including" means the world.
Deferred gratification is not this lot's strong point.
Masters of the Universe, or dummies?
Do we really subsidise each wind farm job for £100,000?
The private rented sector has fundamentally changed over the past decade; yet the rules governing how it functions are rooted in the late 1980s.
An economic all-stars match-up.
Can it be stopped?
A good news/bad news moment.
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.
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.
So stop doing it.
Inequality, not immigration, was what sparked the unrest.
It's naive to pretend there are no benefits, but too often only the employers get them.
Cameron needs to lead on tax dodging, because he has the power to stop it.
Until the government marries monetary activism with fiscal activism, Britain will not have a recovery worthy of the name.
It's only OK to retroactively change a deal when it affects young people.
Peter Wilby's "First Thoughts" column.
Unemployment has stalled – and other statistics are even worse.
The Centre for Applied Data Torture reports.
More lawyers should be hired directly by the state; but the rest should get used to living without legal aid, writes Preston Byrne.
That patents boost innovation is received wisdom, but it might not be true.
In recent years, with the help of a substantial capital injection from the EU, Liverpool has undergone a long-overdue renaissance. A friend of mine once asked the city’s former Anglican bishop David Sheppard how he explained the revival, to which Sheppard
Finance, like fiction, needs a narrative. Money being a belief system - it is always possible to believe our way out of a crisis.
Felix Martin's "Real Money" column.