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Inefficient markets

Close scrutiny of the supercasino applications reveals that the mooted benefits of job creation and regeneration may not be quite so clear as they seem
Michael Prest  

Labours of love

After being sacked from the tube, Prospect's diarist begins a new life above ground—on a building site
Dan Kuper  

Notes from underground

This is my last column (at least from underground). Dear reader, I have finally been sacked. No doubt some of you think that I thoroughly deserved it
Dan Kuper  

Matters of taste

Thanks to an absurd new ruling, any tip or service charge you pay will now almost certainly enrich the restaurateur. It is best to tip in cash and in secret
Alex Renton  

Notes from underground

Why is the Northern line worse than the others? No one seems to be quite sure, but it does mean plenty of "crowd control" practice for us tube workers
Dan Kuper  

Notes from underground

I turn up to work to find that a minor electrical fault has shut the ticket office. It could be hours until it's fixed. What a wonderful unexpected gift
Dan Kuper  

Blame the neoliberals

Some of the problems identified by Alison Wolf are real, but it is not the emancipation of women that is to blame. It is rather the neoliberal economic policies of Britain, as international comparisons make clear
Rosemary Crompton