Britain’s housing market is broken and in need of fixing, says PM Theresa May. Good news, then, that the sector is facing an “Uber moment”, says Simon Wilson.
Articles written by Simon Wilson
Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, MoneyWeek and the Labour Party are all fans of a land value tax. But what exactly is it and how would it work? Simon Wilson reports.
Once a sleepy backwater, the country embraced the credit boom with gusto. Then came the crunch. Ten years on, the economy is back on its feet and its prospects look good, says Simon Wilson.
Britain’s public finances were dealt a vicious blow by the financial crisis of 2008. We’ve come a long way since then, says Simon Wilson – but meeting the government’s goals will require higher taxes.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gave his workers a pre-Christmas boost, which led some to say that everyone else could do with one too. But don’t minimum wages cost jobs?
Danske Bank, Denmark’s biggest lender, has been caught funnelling billions of euros of dodgy cash from Russia. Simon Wilson explains what was going on.
A recent study warned that we may soon be on an unstoppable path to climate disaster. But some are pinning their hopes on new technologies. Can these work? Simon Wilson reports.
There’s talk of chaos and the need to stockpile food and medicines – but what would really happen if Britain crashes out of the EU without a trade deal? Simon Wilson reports.
Normally, when labour markets are tight, wages embark on a sustained upswing, fuelling inflation. But that hasn’t happened in the British or US post-crisis recoveries. Why not? Simon Wilson reports.
Britain’s healthcare system increasingly resembles a state religion – it could do with more heretics than acolytes, says Simon Wilson.