The minister's comments about disabled people not being "worth" the minimum wage show a lack of understanding of the true value of labour
Jay Elwes / September 29, 2014
The Chancellor's new policies might pass the Conservatives' "fairness test," but they are wrong headed, potentially driving more on to disability benefits and hitting small businesses
Down with the bureaucrats
To paraphrase Tolstoy, healthy economies are all alike; every unhealthy economy is unhealthy in its own way. That is one of the lessons I took from reading Hard Times: The Divisive Toll of the...
Sally Magnusson is the daughter of celebrated journalist, Mamie Baird, and broadcaster Magnus Magnusson. Her account of her mother's descent into dementia has been widely praised
Under what circumstances can a person expect help from the state?
Calls for employers to adopt the “living wage”—£8.80 an hour in London and £7.65 in the rest of the UK—are growing louder. Based on the basic cost of living, it is adopted voluntarily by...
The most important lesson we can learn from recent history is that putting equality at the top of the agenda won't eliminate poverty, it might make it more widespread
The GOP's brinkmanship, bent coppers and tough love
More from Prospect
Martin Boon / June 9, 2017
Hugo Dixon / June 19, 2017