Set in stone?
A Greek default and exit from the eurozone might cost the UK the odd billion here and there, but the real risks are in a nervous banking sector and the devastating potential of Brexit.
Putting improvements to the northern lines on hold could pull the rug from under Osborne's plans for northern cities.
The icons of state funding could submerge the rest.
Simon & His Camera
Keeping taxes lower and protecting the government services most dear to our hearts has huge implications for everyone.
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Why the modern role of men as fathers is something we must embrace.
A protest in San Juan against government cuts.
Puerto Rico's economic woes have led some analysts to compare it to Greece. Paradoxically, Puerto Rico's colonial status explains both its growth and the impending financial debacle.
Cuts are not quite as advertised.
Conservative targets for 1% annual savings in the next two years will actually feel like more than 5% for a swathe of government departments.
Different flight paths, same goals. Heathrow and Gatwick.
NATS Press Office
Once we've voted them in, politicians might just have the guts to make a decision on new flights capacity. But it is likely they will still dodge the decision we really need.
Try to look past the apostrophe…
The election campaign has so far skirted round the genuine dangers which face whoever is in Downing Street next month.
Making it count. Why voters vote.
While Conservative pundits wonder why high scores for economic competence aren't boosting poll numbers, some clues might lie away from financial measures.
Plaid Cymru’s tax policies won’t go far unless they address productivity.
Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Though the Plaid Cymru manifesto contains some commendable fiscal reforms, the measures are unlikely to boost productivity.
Watch out, Mark - Plaid Cymru want to change your remit.
Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
According to our expert, Plaid Cymru has some sensible financial and monetary policies... and some less sensible, too.
Plaid Cymru will appeal to voters who oppose austerity.
Plaid's numbers on growth add up, but their policies could end up costing the taxpayer.
Then NSW treasurer and now Premier Mike Baird, shaking hands in 2013 to mark the handover of Port Botany under a 99-year lease – the same period as has been proposed to lease state electricity assets to private operators.
Privatising public assets is like a tradesperson selling her or his tools when facing a temporary income shortfall. Much better to borrow at low interest rates and productively invest those funds.
Treasurer Joe Hockey will release the latest intergenerational report on Thursday.
The headline on each Intergenerational Report has focused on the fiscal calamity that might await us: but there is a more positive message.
It’ll take more than a winning smile to win over Africa.
China supplanted the US as Africa's biggest partner in 2009, but the Americans are hoping to catch up.
The mighty Leviathan is back.
Not too long ago, state capitalism was considered a relic of the mid-20th century. Not anymore.
Not at loggerheads: jobs and the environment can coexist in Queensland’s north.
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Do politicians really have to choose between being pro-development or pro-environment? No, says Allan Dale, and Queensland's new government has the chance to prove it.
It’s not all blue skies ahead for the Sunshine State’s economy, with declining gross domestic income per capita and higher unemployment than three years ago.
Queensland has a new Labor minority government, led by Annastacia Palaszczuk, after the shock defeat of the Liberal National Party. Labor’s pre-election promises were “modest”, leaving many now wondering…
It’s easy with your eyes closed.
David Cameron’s decision to champion the Green Party’s inclusion in the general election debates has, regardless of his motives, considerably raised the stakes. It has also opened up broader questions…
Runners and riders: Lining up for 2015.
David Cameron has conjured up his very own “weather bomb”. The prime minister has warned that Labour’s economic policies hang over Britain like a brooding, blackening cloud. If we weren’t already sure…