Why we need to reform the Crown, the rich history of Chinese people in the UK, why governments can’t just keep borrowing and a profile of Cressida Dick. Plus Edward Said’s confusion, how to fix government sleaze and we ask whether meritocracy has had its day.
David Marquand attributes a succession of Britain's economic and social problems to its archaic state. The link between his politics and economics is not clear and that both have been overtaken by events
Keynesian economics has been in retreat politically and theoretically for 25 years. If the Keynesians can learn from their critics and curtail their ambitions, a modest rehabilitation is now appropriate
Europe's welfare states are squeezed between rising demand and the declining readiness of taxpayers to finance it. The result is big deficits, slow growth, and dissatisfaction with the welfare services on offer. Robert Skidelsky recommends a return to the liberal…