Articles by Michael Prowse
How can we have a "knowledge economy" if no one learns maths or physics?
Why are so many Britons retiring on inadequate pensions? Why are trains still unreliable and most urban comprehensives so poor? Blame our ultra-competitive, winner-takes-all political system
The great French sociologist is now half forgotten, but he shaped much 20th-century social thought. The inventor of the idea of "anomie," and analyst of suicide and religion, still speaks to us
There is a chasm between the popular perception of Wagner and the reality. Wagner is one of music's great thinkers
New Labour should use the windfall from the sale of mobile telephone licences for a bold act of social engineering
British industrial decline does not date back to the 19th century, but to the lack of competition up to the 1980s and the failure to join Europe in the 1950s
New Labour does not have a convincing story to tell about the left's most important value-equality. In practice its "third way" approach means trying to improve conditions for the worst off but...