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Economics writer at the Investors Chronicle. He blogs at Stumbling and Mumbling and is the author of New Labour and the end of Politics.

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Bonuses & arms races
Sectors

Bonuses & arms races

There's an important economic principle behind the debate about bankers' bonuses. It's that individual self-interest sometimes conflicts with the collective interest.

Two nations
Economics

Two nations

There's one aspect of the recent labour market data that hasn't had the attention it deserves - namely, the big long-run change in the occupational structure of the labour market.

Minimizing misery
Economics

Minimizing misery

The ONS's latest survey of well-being raises a question put in a recent paper by Orsolya Lelkes: should government policy aim at maximizing happiness, or rather at minimizing misery?

Why real wages are falling
Economics

Why real wages are falling

Real wages are falling at a near-record rate. Wednesday's figures show the biggest five-year drop in real wages since 1921-26, and the second-largest fall since records began in 1855. Why?

What if demand for graduates falls?
Economics

What if demand for graduates falls?

What is university for? I ask this old question because the utilitarian answer, especially popular in the New Labour years - that the economy needs more graduates - might be becoming less plausible.

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On the inevitability of war between the West and the Islamic State - by @azizonomics http://t.co/0YXrgxEn0i