Business

Portugal: making the case against austerity

Jack Harmsworth highlights Portugal as an economy that’s picking up despite rejecting austerity as a policy platform

IFS claims that degree values are sinking

As tuition fees rise the IFS weighs in on how far degrees actually stand to make graduates in the job market, Boris Arnold reflects

Nero pays zero in corporation tax

Matt Freathy weighs down on companies who have avoided corporation tax, citing Nero as the most recent example

Business unusual: Snapchat

In this week’s business unusual, James Humpish tries to understand why last week investors valued Snapchat as high as they did when it’s never earned a profit…

Jobs won’t work if they keep workers poor

Boris Arnold explains how with more low-wage jobs on the rise, a new form of poverty is beginning to prevail in the form of in-work poverty

Businesses ambivalent to Trump’s travel ban

Matt Freathy examines the proactive response tech companies have adopted toward the immigration ban while other businesses seem to tow the line

Student loans sale – a big deal?

James Humpish questions how the government sale of loans actually affects students and what private investors have to gain

Valentine’s Day, or Valentine’s Nay?

In the wake of Valentine’s Day, Jack Harmsworth scrutinises the holiday and it’s commercial motivation

Business unusual: Pay as you feel

Pay-as-you-feel organisations shouldn’t stand a chance, yet maybe they’re exactly the model some causes need

Maximum wage can support the economy has a whole

Adam Hill explains why maximum wage doesn’t have to be so problematic for growth after all

Trump’s Mexican gambit

Instrumental to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was constructing a wall between the US and Mexico. Now that he is President, Matt Freathy discusses just how such a wall could be funded and specifically who will pay for it