Myth 5: The private sector is more efficient than the public sector

There is no evidence of greater efficiency, explains Dinyar Godrej.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
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'I predict...'

Economists don't always get it right...

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Myth 4: Economic migrants are a drain on rich world economies

Migration follows a demand for labour - and benefits the receiving country, writes Dinyar Godrej.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Myth 3: Taxing the rich scares off investors and stalls economic performance

Taxation creates prosperity just as much as private enterprise, says David Ransom.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Illustration: Belle Mellor

Myth 2: Deficit reduction is the only way out of a slump

Don't rely on those who caused the crash to resolve it, argues David Ransom.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
A Mars bar from Tommy Chocolate

A Mars bar from Tommy Chocolate

The dodgy dealings of bankers and financial traders continue to amaze and appal us. But few people realize that they, rather than governments, control the very creation of money, as Peter Stalker explains.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015

Action on banks - what you can do

How to get involved... and some inspiration from Spain.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015

Rachel's rocket and the risk factory

A cautionary tale, illustrated by Kate Charlesworth.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Banks - the facts

Banks - the facts

The megabanks and the mega-bonuses... facts and figures you should know.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Under the influence: a protester makes his feelings felt during demonstrations in Hong Kong, October 2014.Photo: Getty/Bloomberg/Brent Lewin

The big bank boondoggle*

Big private banks have been resurrected by the crisis they caused, says David Ransom.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful

Good news from around the world this month.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
Organized acts of kindness

Organized acts of kindness

US debts wiped clean through crowdfunding.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
Throwing good money after bad: Flood Wall Street protesters bring a giant ‘carbon bubble’ to investors’ doorsteps to make their point.Photo: Alex Pines

Big Oil's looming bubble

Investors are starting to wonder whether oil’s such a good bet, reveals Jeremy Leggett.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014
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Money shouts

Whistleblower Ian Taplin investigates whether exposing banking malpractice has got any easier.

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NI 471 - The war on whistleblowers - April, 2014
Mohammad Akhtar Alam’s scar is a constant reminder of his debt.Sophie Cousins

Desperate measures

Why Bangladeshis are selling the only asset they have- their organs. By Sophie Cousins.

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NI 467 - Time to rethink disability - November, 2013
The aftermath: In 2011 Gianluca Casseri, an extreme rightwinger, killed two Senegalese vendors in a Florence market.LaPresse/AP

Europe points the finger of blame

Migrants have become the scapegoats in financially straitened times, reports Amy Hall.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013

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10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
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