Experiences: when you’re biking “you’re really focusing, and that is hugely satisfying”, says James Wallman. Photograph: Daniel Milchev/Stone/Getty

As anyone with a Facebook page knows, as they scroll through other people’s family outings, kitesurfing adventures and faraway sunsets, “experience” i(...)

US Senator Carl Levin has introduced two bills aimed at preventing US firms from merging with a foreign company to avoid paying taxes. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Every loophole has its lover. That’s why, despite the furore that has erupted over American companies adopting foreign headquarters to reduce their(...)

Thomas Piketty’s  “Capital in the 21st Century” has fuelled fierce debates about inequality. Photograph: Ed Alcock/New York Times service

It is one of the unlikeliest bestsellers in memory – a 685-page tome full of historical census and tax data and literary allusions to the likes(...)

Joseph Stiglitz; argues that inequality is inefficient. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

The usefulness of reports such as the one released on Tuesday by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, (...)

Joseph Stiglitz: said it was a “deep mistake” to bail out the bondholders

Ireland is facing a lost decade as a result of the troika bailout, Nobel prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz said, as the country neared the end of its bailo(...)

Joseph Stiglitz said Ireland was facing a lost decade as a result of the bailout. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Ireland is facing a lost decade as a result of the Troika bailout, Nobel Memorial Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz said, as the country neared the end of (...)

Sean Dunne after buying the Jury's site in Ballsbridge. Photo: Frank Miller

The difference between the position of property developer Seán Dunne, whose bankruptcy move in the US could see him emerging from his debts thi(...)