BBC Newsnight explores the latest UK growth data and holds a discussion about the durability and nature of the upturn in economic fortunes. Excellent background for evaluating this crucial stage of the cycle..
Key changes in the labour market are important in understanding developments in the British economy. Here is a selection of ten updated charts on unemployment designed as a teaching resource for colleagues covering the Unit 2 macro course.
Where would you expect a Starbucks latte to be cheaper - in a coffee store in downtown New York or in a Starbucks store in China? Keep in mind that per capita incomes in China are around one tenth of those in the United States.
Monetizing a product is essential for a business to survive and ultimately prosper. This BBC news article outlines in a clear way the revenue channels that Twitter is using - it is still losing more than $1 a week despite a surge in revenues.
Mr Nelson's insight:
Good article on Twitter - relevant read for Higher Economics, may be of interest to everyone else.
If you are teaching inflation as part of the AS macro course, here are ten charts that focus on recent changes in the consumer price index and related inflation measures. Useful perhaps as handouts for class discussion and annotation.
David Cameron endured one of his worst PMQs as prime minister today, after Ed Miliband used John Major's demands for an energy windfall tax to push the Conservatives into a vulnerable position on the issue.
Mr Nelson's insight:
Possibly Cameron's worst performance since he became PM.
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