As Ever, Reuters Fails Economics – Rare Earth Metals Edition

One of the problems we face in economic understanding is that the people who supposedly inform us - the media that is - doesn't...

But, But, Extreme Poverty Reduction Is The One Truly Great Achievement...

It's really quite remarkable how certain places can publish certain sorts of articles. OK, sure, Salon believes in rather more government than the rest...

Aditya Chakrabortty Of The Guardian Doesn’t Realise He’s A Conservative Now

Aditya Chakrabortty is the modern history graduate who writes much of the economics editorials for The Guardian. He's also been doing a series of...

Can We Get This Straight Please? Britons Should Be Saving Less...

There is only one manner in which this editorial by The Observer could be correct - that the recession is over and the Good...

If Only The Guardian Used Someone Who Understood Tax To Write...

Here's a very useful example of what's wrong with much of the shouting about economics, tax and the world over to the left of...

From The Observer – Obeying The Law Is Theft Now Apparently

A seriously startling assertion in the economics leader in The Observer today: It seems it is still seen as radical to analyse the flows of...

NY Times To Facebook – Judge Our News By Reputation, Not...

This is, of course, an unkind interpretation of what Mark Thompson, CEO of the New York Times, is saying here. But while unkind there's...

The Guardian’s Excess Heat Deaths Numbers – The Population Has Expanded

The Guardian wants to tell us all that it's appalling - more people have been dying in this recent hot weather. Something which has...

We’ll Offer A Prize For The First To Spot This Statistical...

Most people on't read very much of anything. Thus it's the first eyepopping claim that matters, not the qualifications which follow it. So it...

Felix Salmon Discovers The Contestable Monopoly

Felix Salmon has managed - if he realises it - to discover the concept of the contestable monopoly. He's thinking about the newspapers of...