If he wants to turn around the Bank of England supertanker, Mark Carney has a major task ahead

Given that monetary policy decisions take around two years to have any effect on the real economy, expectations are unreasonably high for the new govenor

David Blanchflower: Foresight should not be elusive when the future is staring you in the face

If I could see the recession coming, why couldn't Sir Mervyn King?

Japan has finally joined the quantitative easing party - and better late than never

Central bank watchers in search of excitement must turn to Japan. The hope is that this dramatic action will break the two-decade deflationary spiral

George Osborne called us deficit deniers, but we were right. His economic era is over

Osborne believed in a world of fantasy economics that had no foundation in fact and was bound to fail, with devastating and cruel consequences for ordinary people.

The elderly with experience fear joblessness more than the young

Forget inflation – what hurts the most is unemployment

Osborne should have set a target for unemployment as the Fed has

The jobless are lazy? That's just a vile lie

Even the low-paid are happier and  less anxious than the unemployed

The myth of over-paid public sector workers

Pay in the public sector is lower than in the private sector once education gaps are factored in

The Bullingdon Chancellor: why George Osborne is a very uncivil, as well as useless, Chancellor

With pathetic economic growth, the least Osborne and Cameron could do is abandon the rudeness of their drinking society at Oxford. Instead, they want to champion it

David Blanchflower: Ideology rules the Coalition's jobs policies

Economic Outlook: They introduced the labour market equivalent of thalidomide

David Blanchflower: David Cameron's economic gibberish

The PM’s speech to the CBI was an insult to the intelligence of his audience

David Blanchflower: Why isn't the Bank more transparent?

Economic Outlook: A big concern is that the Bank provides little detail of its forecasts, and no information at all on its new Compass model

David Blanchflower: Obama's win shows the numbers always count

Economic Outlook: We will teach about the failures of forecasters for years in statistics

David Blanchflower: Tyrant King held the Bank in thrall - but they all got it wrong

Economic Outlook: You were either an insider on Sir Mervyn’s good side or you were out

David Blanchflower: Cameron's employment claims just don't add up

Economic Outlook: He insists one million jobs have been created; they haven’t

David Blanchflower: Surprise, surprise: we're less happy under the Coalition

Economic Outlook: Individuals have a lower tendency to report themselves as happy as inequality rises

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Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

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The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
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Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

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UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
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Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

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Staying connected: The King's School

The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Turning lives around for ex-soldiers

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Putin’s far-right ambition

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