Archive for December, 2011

This is my latest book review for the Financial Times. The version in the newspaper can be read here. Protests such as Occupy Wall Street and the demonstration outside London’s St Paul’s Cathedral have probably only intensified the popular preoccupation with the lives of the rich. Slogans such as “we are the 99 per cent” […]

Rather than make a general comment on yesterday’s public sector strike in Britain I just want to draw attention to one aspect of the debate. It is hard to think of a better example of how the demand for equality, historically associated with the left, can take on a conservative character. When the premise of […]