On fake IDs, Nokia, high-street bank lending and the Dandy

29 Oct

In which I investigate the fake ID business (technology has not eradicated trade, but pushed it overseas and pushed up prices). Two days after publishing, the website IDchief shut down.

http://www.economist.com/node/21560244

A quarter of Finnish growth came from Nokia between 1998 and 2007. Are there other one-firm economies?

http://www.economist.com/node/21560867

The stairs are still on fire. A peak into the books of Britain’s banks.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2012/08/britains-high-street-banks

The decline of comics. An analysis of the boys’ magazine industry.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/blighty/2012/08/decline-classic-boys-comics

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