Economics

At the height of the 2008 banking crisis, Mervyn King backed the wrong plan, which triggered a vicious deflationary shock in the UK

What does the Chancellor have up his sleeve this time?

The FT’s chief economics commentator debates Standpoint’s columnist Tim Congdon on the Great Recession, austerity, and the proper use of fiscal policy

Standpoint’s columnist Tim Congdon responds to Martin Wolf on the Great Recession, austerity, and the proper use of fiscal policy

Pope Francis should level his criticism at socialism and corporatism, not the free market, in his attempt to help the poor

The questions posed by the financial crisis remain unanswered

A visit to Andalucia, where unemployment is higher than it was almost anywhere in Europe in the Great Depression

Karen Horn and Robert Skidelsky trade blows over the latter’s new book

Spirit of London 2012? The best thing that could happen to the Olympic Games would be to send them home

Russia and China’s deep-running antagonism makes them awkward allies