It is in the UK's power to end tax havens
By Murray Worthy - 14 June 11:56

Cameron needs to lead on tax dodging, because he has the power to stop it.

Leader: Don’t bet the bank on Mark Carney
By New Statesman - 14 June 11:32

Until the government marries monetary activism with fiscal activism, Britain will not have a recovery worthy of the name.

Spot the difference: pensions vs student loans
By Alex Hern - 14 June 9:29

It's only OK to retroactively change a deal when it affects young people.

Mandelson’s lizard, in bed with Michael Douglas, and sponsoring the Tube
By Peter Wilby - 13 June 12:03

Peter Wilby's "First Thoughts" column.

There is no longer a "jobs puzzle": Britain's labour market improvement has stagnated
By Alex Hern - 13 June 11:15

Unemployment has stalled – and other statistics are even worse.

The government needs to stop ignoring the social disaster of women deserts
By Declan Gaffney - 12 June 14:59

The Centre for Applied Data Torture reports.

If the Government's ruining law, the solution is not more Government
By Preston Byrne - 12 June 12:46

More lawyers should be hired directly by the state; but the rest should get used to living without legal aid, writes Preston Byrne.

Should the White House crack down on patent trolls, or on patents?
By Alex Hern - 12 June 10:21

That patents boost innovation is received wisdom, but it might not be true.

Liverpool docklands.
Militant Liverpool by Diane Frost and Peter North: The secret of a revival - we stopped feeling sorry for ourselves
By Chris Mullin - 07 June 12:00

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

A house on a new estate.
Broke by David Boyle and When the Money Runs Out by Stephen D King: The broken mirror of money
By Bryan Appleyard - 07 June 11:45

Finance, like fiction, needs a narrative. Money being a belief system - it is always possible to believe our way out of a crisis.

New Statesman
What does Miliband mean by the "structural" welfare bill?
By Alex Hern - 06 June 10:15

It doesn't even need capping.

New Statesman
The developing world is growing faster than us, but don't panic
By Alex Hern - 05 June 15:25

I'd still rather be growing slowly at a high level of development than the other way round.

10 tips for living, by Ben Bernanke
By New Statesman - 05 June 12:42

Fed Chairman gives Princeton graduation speech.

New Statesman
The most universal benefit of them all
By Alex Hern - 05 June 11:07

While the UK debates ending universality, economists in America are talking about making income itself universal.

SocGen strategist excoriates Osborne over Help to Buy
By Alex Hern - 04 June 11:28

"He may really deserve to be called a moron".

New Statesman
We need more London
By Alex Hern - 03 June 18:00

So let's build it.

New Statesman
Apple in court over price-fixing allegations
By Alex Hern - 03 June 16:54

Accused of conspiring with publishers to raise prices.

Manufacturing gets less bad across Europe
By Alex Hern - 03 June 11:06

Indicators show slowing rate of decline in industry.

Agent Osborne goes rogue
By Pawe? Morski - 31 May 9:52

Is the Chancellor an accelerationist sleeper-agent sworn to provoke a socialist revolution?

New Statesman
After Shapps' bad data, the DWP is back in the spotlight
By Alex Hern - 30 May 12:19

IDS is spinning furiously.

New Statesman
Finally there's agreement that payday lending needs to be tackled. But how?
By Carl Packman - 30 May 10:27

Access to banking, co-operative credit and caps on interest should all be considered.

If we’re past the worst, then no one thought to tell consumers

British households have become more, not less, concerned over the last five years.

New Statesman
More than just a bar on a chart in New York: Why the MDGs matter
By Adrian Lovett - 29 May 11:05

The good news is, we're reaching them.

Lots of graduates will never pay off their loans, which is the point
By Alex Hern - 28 May 13:20

Graduating into a recession is hard; at least you can not pay your loans until you earn a bit.

Don't forget the fees: Devon pays £40m less than Stafforshire for the same pensions
By Alex Hern - 28 May 11:41

When Keep it Simple, Stupid comes into its own.

New Statesman
Reinhart and Rogoff call for "civility"
By Alex Hern - 28 May 9:39

The burned economists write an open letter to Paul Krugman, hitting back at his claims.

Renewable energy to save consumers between £25 and £100 billion
By Gordon Edge - 23 May 17:13

A new government report outlines the economic case for renewable energy, writes RenewableUK’s Gordon Edge.