November 28, 2019

Poverty: what low-income countries need is not more economic growth, it’s less shrinking

Economic growth is a red herring if economies can't stop themselves shrinking more and more.
November 28, 2019

How Manchester City’s owners became the titans of a global sports-entertainment complex

One of the world's biggest tech investors has bought a 10% stake in Manchester City's owners, valuing the group at nearly £4 billion.
November 27, 2019

Warnings of a ‘race to the bottom’ on workers’ pay and conditions should concern us all

The effect is the transfer of wealth away from the poorest workers.
November 27, 2019

Do companies with workers on boards make longer-term decisions?

Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is calling for a move towards stakeholder capitalism.
November 27, 2019

Running: not so much a liberating hobby as a cult

Running has become a way for people to show how productive they are, using their achievements to build personal brands and to compete with others for status.
November 27, 2019

End of austerity? Don’t believe Conservative claims so quickly

Before we declare the end of austerity, it is important to explore what exactly austerity was – and remind ourselves of the terrible toll it has had on many people's lives.
November 26, 2019

Uber’s troubles in London are nothing compared to the bigger picture

Uber's London licence has been a political football for several years, but that's not really the point.
November 26, 2019

Labour plan to renationalise the UK energy networks is a bad idea – business economist

Evidence from the UK and around the world suggests private ownership results in more efficient companies, more investment and more renewable energy.
November 25, 2019

Many over-55s can’t cope with pension freedoms – it may now be time to scrap them

The system brought in by the government to advise retirees since the 2015 reforms may actually be making things worse.
November 25, 2019

UK election 2019: a choice between low-tax, individualism or generous state with unknown price tag

The Conservative Party's manifesto presents a modest £2.9 billion spending increase compared to Labour’s £82.9 billion spending programme.
November 21, 2019

Labour manifesto and business: bold and ambitious but short on detail, says enterprise professor

The manifesto is perhaps unsurprisingly dominated by the big picture, with the economic emphasis on nationalisation and climate change.
November 21, 2019

More than 1,000 cryptocurrencies have already failed – here’s what will affect successes in future

With Wall Street slowly taking charge of crypto, the days of radical outsiders launching successful altcoins may be numbered.