Boris Johnson created a furore last week by announcing that he was considering getting rid of the so-called sugar tax.
Why do left-wing politicians want to shower money on privileged members of society? In general, university students have a higher
A tragic story over the weekend revealed how a man who died of lung cancer was failed abysmally by the
The tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman have raised fears of a sharp increase in the price of oil.
Theresa May has finally announced her resignation. How can we capture the flavour of her tenure in office? This can
The surprise of the week was the re-election of the centre-right Coalition government in the Australian General Election. The Labor
If there were a betting market in future winners of the Nobel prize in economics, MIT’s Daniel Acemoglu would be
The Extinction Rebellion protesters on the streets of London seemed to consist of two disparate interest groups: pensioners and the
The internet has led to a massive increase in the amount of information available. Often, this is a good thing.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is up to its usual tricks. Last week, it predicted a two-year recession in the
As the Brexit process unfolds, the possibility of a Corbyn government has become much more tangible. Last month, John McDonnell,
Social media influencer, Yovana Mendoza, provided an amusing diversion from Brexit last week. The 20-something vlogger built a very lucrative
Should pure blue sky research be funded? Certainly, the answer from government-backed research councils seems to be “no”. The emphasis
HMRC’s programme to make tax digital continues to roll out. Anyone with a small business will know about the imminent
Knife crime continues to dominate the headlines. What can be done about it? Economics does not pretend to provide all
The idea that the Earth is flat is a rapidly growing trend on social media. The Flat Earth Society’s Twitter
Sydney University’s Centre for Complex Systems does innovative work on a broad range of topics. But spending the last couple
The political spotlight remains focused on Brexit, but an important dogfight is developing in the area of higher education. The
Concerns are growing that another financial crisis is imminent. No less important a figure than Kenneth Rogoff wrote last week