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.
The results are striking.
They show that the indebtedness or leverage of the UK economy is falling, which most would regard as good news. Economic growth in the UK is happening at a time when the finances of households, businesses and banks are being strengthened (although, to state the obvious, the indebtedness of government continues to rise).
But this strengthening of what you might think of as the nation's balance sheet, this reduction in indebtedness, is perhaps not happening fast enough - in that the UK still has the dubious privilege of being a world leader for indebtedness, and any significant and unexpected increase in interest rates would be highly damaging.
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?
The energy company blancmange
Normally, when a company announces a price freeze and a cut in the profit margin it earns - which sounds like the declaration of a price war - the share price of that company falls.
That is what happened, for example, to the share price of Morrisons, the supermarket group, when it made just such a declaration.