Denied the option of devaluation, both countries have relied on debt-funded public spending to maintain economic activity and living standards. The people and their representatives refuse to face reality
The cost of hanging on the phone to the taxman reached a disgraceful £66m last year, according to the National Audit Office
After forty years the international organisation warns that parts of the economic approach are not delivering
It’s telling that the impartiality question is never asked of those on the other end of the spectrum
By eroding trust in communities, belief in witchcraft can really hold communities back
The psychology of betting tells us something interesting about what happens when we win and lose - and why we choose to bet in the first place
A large number of people surveyed said relying on their family or charities for hand-outs left them feeling "demeaned" and "degraded"
Here are the five things to watch for this week to measure the global economic temperature
'Osbornomics' alone would not see the Chancellor to victory in a Tory leadership race. If his policies fail, he wouldn't even hobble to the starting line
The temptation for a politician who started a war or for a chief executive who gave the green light to a weak project is to pretend that there was no mistake and plough on. It's not rational, but it is understandable
The founders of charity GiveDirectly said they want to investigate how having a secure income indefinitely can change people's behaviour day-to-day
Though our economy is smaller than Japan or German, we buy more online – and our consumers are ever more sophisticated in their choices
From the financial and humanitarian cost of supporting millions of Syrian refugees to the interruption of trade links with China and Russia, political conflict is bad for the world's economy. Here's why
According to the Tax Justice Network, considered as a whole then the UK and its dependencies are the worst-offending tax haven in the world
Around 8 per cent of global wealth is held offshore. That is a serious amount of money. And it means we are probably underestimating national wealth inequality.
Das Capital: Travel bookings to African nations thousands of kilometres from the outbreak fell by up to 70 per cent, and the nations hardest hit will take decades to rebuild