Economists fear ageing population time bomb
As human beings live longer and continue to work for longer than ever before, experts warn that young people may struggle to find decent jobs. How worried should the youth of today be?
Calls grow for ‘sin tax’ on addictive sugar
Limiting the amount of sugar we consume is crucial to reducing our unhealthy levels of obesity. Should the government start taxing sugary drinks and snacks in the same way as cigarettes?
‘Aspiration Budget’ reveals Tory vision for UK
The British finance minister has laid out his spending plans for the coming year. There is no retreat from the path of austerity; but what does the budget say about this government’s ideals?
Markets soar after US dodges financial meltdown
As the world welcomed in 2013, the USA was teetering on the brink of financial catastrophe. A last-gasp deal staved off the meltdown for now – but American politics remains in crisis.
Battling politicians tumble toward US recession
Just three weeks after being re-elected, Barack Obama is on the road again. Unless he persuades the American people to back his economic plan, disaster looms on New Year’s Day.