Westminster doing 'no preparation for Scots independence'
Call me naïve, but I thought the government would be making contingency plans for the possibility that the Scots vote for independence.
Perhaps we should now call this more than a possibility, given that opinion polls show momentum behind the independence campaign.
The so-called "Better Together" campaign still has the edge, but seemingly not much of an advantage any longer.
Anyway, it would be quite a big deal (to put it mildly) if we were to wake up on 19 September to find Scotland had chosen to go it alone.
So I assumed that ministers and Whitehall would be working secretly to eliminate the interwoven political, economic and financial uncertainties that would be created by a vote for independence.
Is the UK becoming more productive?
Well, well, well. UK productivity - the output of British workers - may be improving at long last.
That is the implication of the latest survey of business conditions by the Bank of England's agents, and it is the hope of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).
Is the UK mending fast enough?
You may remember that for some years I have been highlighting research by the consultants McKinsey that shows - inter alia - how the UK has been neck and neck with Japan as the most indebted of the world's biggest economies.
Well because there has been controversy about whether the UK's current recovery is dangerously and unsustainably debt-fuelled, I asked McKinsey if it could update its analysis.
Has government hurt education exports?
Will proper pay rises soon be affordable?
Ask any economist (ie, not me - don't ever forget I am a hack) and they'll say it is impossible to have any meaningful improvement in living standards without any improvement in productivity.
Which is why it has been slightly nerve-wracking, after all those years that we've been getting poorer, that the recent economic recovery has been accompanied by only the smallest improvements in output per hour worked or output per worker.
UK's recovery not debt-fuelled
The publication of the 2013 national accounts contained a number of positives, not least of which was an upward revision to exports, and confirmation that business investment is recovering.
Or, to put it another way, although the belated escape of the UK economy from the long years of stagnation has been too dependent, many would say, on growth in consumer spending (in the traditional British way), the recovery is not as unbalanced as some have feared.
When will the UK pay its way?
If the priority for the UK is to reduce its indebtedness - public and private sector debts - then today's balance of payments stats are not cheery.
They show the UK was a net borrower from the rest of the world of £65.7bn last year, up from £55.4bn in 2012.
In Ukraine: IMF Mr Nice or Nasty?
Is tough love from the West the right economic prescription for Ukraine, as the Russian bear consumes the Crimea and appears to be salivating over the prospect of consuming rather more of that turbulent country?
Or should the International Monetary Fund and other sovereign creditors be a little less insistent that Ukrainians should put on hairshirts as a condition of receiving vital official loans?