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

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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

David Blanchflower: Job creation? The numbers don't add up

Economic Outlook: They should be ashamed of themselves for trying to mislead the public

David Blanchflower: Facts lost in political wrangling over US jobs

Economic Outlook: The publication of the US jobs numbers caused a firestorm of protest from the right wing

David Blanchflower: I suspect that the list of those who want to do it is going to be very short

This is a really important job that most people wouldn't touch
Mammoth task to head the BoE

David Blanchflower: Bank needs governor with experience of how markets work

Economic Outlook: I read I was a candidate for the Monetary Policy Committee in a national newspaper

Mitt Romney attacked welfare recipients but many are Republicans

David Blanchflower: Poor are written off by Romney and Osborne

Economic Outlook: The next round of spending cuts is about to come. Who is watching out for the meek and mild?

David Blanchflower: Unravelling puzzle of jobless 'fall' that isn't

Economic Outlook: What is good for the American people appears not to be good for Romney

Pantomime booing
If you wanted a litmus test for the popularity of the government, the Games provided it. The first boo came from the crowd in the Aquatics Centre, when David Cameron presented Ellie Simmonds with her second gold. George Osborne and Theresa May also got their chance to see just what disdain the public had for them when they were booed in the Olympic Stadium.

George Osborne is running out of friends, and fast

Economic Outlook: The booing that Slasher received at the Paralympics shouldn’t surprise anyone. The fact is his failing policies are causing millions to suffer needlessly

Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney, US Republican candidates

David Blanchflower: Paul Ryan's plan... Make Mitt Romney richer

I find it hard to understand why the middle class would vote for something against their interests

David Blanchflower: Hawks are wrong - QE works and we need it

The last thing our economies need is to worsen the situation for borrowers in order to help savers
Mr Osborne wants the George Osborne’s bold claims have failed the test of time

David Blanchflower: Osborne's 'consensus' has come crashing down

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Construction is among the sectors where growth has slowed since the spring
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Premier Foods changed its policy on 'pay to stay' contracts for its suppliers after they were exposed
If you’re a large company with hundreds of suppliers, each individual firm is entirely expendable, writes David Prosser
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual press conference in Moscow
While low oil prices are toxic for the energy export-dominated Russian economy, they are a boon for Western consumers, says Ben Chu
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Bankers who reach the dizzy heights of partnership status at Goldman Sachs achieve legendary status in the bank’s London office
Exclusive: Being a partner at the bank has an almost mythological status, and an internal memo seen by Jim Armitage shows the qualities needed to make it - like charging a pension fund $70m
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Rocket Internet’s founder Oliver Samwer, centre, with the incubator’s chief executive and finance director when it listed in October
The German-based start-up factory has churned out more than 100 businesses in recent years. And now it’s looking to replicate its success here, says Oscar Williams-Grut
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The rouble staged a brief recovery yesterday before resuming its slide
A massive central bank interest rate hike failed to support the rouble. This crisis is slipping out of Moscow’s control, says Ben Chu
Voices
Ringing the changes: BT has come a long way since the days of the General Post Office
BT's basic business of running wires into homes and businesses is hugely profitable, writes Hamish McRae
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Satyajit Das: Donors are free to channel funds to their chosen causes, some noble, some hubristic and some just plain odd
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The Uber app allows passengers to hail a taxi with a smartphone
Uber facing down the cabbies by recruiting lobbyists to push for law changes, says Oscar Williams-Grut
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VIDEO City analysts sound the alarm over the upcoming Premier League rights auction as shares in TV giant slide
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Self-employment is particularly important in construction
Self-employment conveys considerable risks: many lose their jobs, their houses, and even their marriages, writes David Blanchflower
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