Governments should seek happiness for their people, but must ask what the happiness statistics actually record.
Edited by Peter Franklin
The Deep End dives deeper in to the stories and long-term trends behind the daily news.
Even in countries where it is banned, the rich will still find a way of getting hold of any sufficiently advantageous technology.
Small state interventionism is opposed by the big state left, but also from those on the right who can’t see beyond the word ‘intervention’.
Whichever way you cut it, there’s no doubt that Britain projects soft power out of all proportion to its size.
The current ownership structure of cars is inefficient, because in most cases, most of the time, they just sit there taking up space.
Over the last two or three decades, Europhilia has been a defining feature of the cultural left, but a major re-think is underway.
If the trend of the last decade continues, it won’t be long before America has a million active heroin users.
A government isn’t elected just to administer the public sector, but to lead the nation.
Terrible things were done by the British Empire, but if the Revolution had failed then fewer terrible things would happened.
When it comes to nuclear engineering, the curate’s egg is not an appropriate paradigm.
The disastrous economic divergence within the Eurozone’s third biggest economy.
In library systems around the world, physical books are disappearing in their millions to be replaced by e-books.
Most politicians at the top tend to become more like themselves over time (and not in a good way). But there are exceptions.
If automation destroys jobs, then countries with the most robots should lose the most jobs.
Climate contrarianism has become an article of faith on the American right.