The French economist with a celebrated theory of inequality is back—this time with a theory of everything in 1,100 pages. But is he, Paul Krugman asks Prospect, sufficient a polymath to pull it...
He wants to be the man who unites the Labour party. But to understand Starmer, we should look not to his political career—but to his legal one
She is one of England’s greatest novelists, but the author of Middlemarch also deserves to be remembered as one of the country’s finest philosophers
How Angela Merkel became Europe's most popular leader—without Germany ever really understanding who she is
Theresa May's former comms chief says it cannot; an ex-head of BBC Television News says it can
Angus Deaton and Anne Case / January 27, 2020
Capitalism is killing less fortunate citizens. We will never understand how if we continue to reduce discussion about the economic gap to a single—and flawed—statistic
Andrew Dickson / January 25, 2020
The energy required to construct and run buildings is responsible for nearly 40 per cent of global carbon emissions. Can the green-architecture boom slow the tide?
Shadowing the PM brings prominence, but mostly not power. To reach No 10, Labour must pick a leader who can do one thing above all else: teach
Tom Clark and Alex Dean / January 24, 2020
The judiciary has made a slow march to the heart of politics. But as Boris Johnson plots his revenge, have the judges overplayed their hand?
Raphael Hogarth / January 24, 2020
In ten years there has been no shortage of action