While lockdowns were arguably necessary, Adam Wagner warns that when governments give themselves drastic powers, they don’t always give them back. Stephen Buranyi uncovers how Big Pharma is using its vaccine success to double down on profit rather than protect us. Gabriel Scally and Sunetra Gupta debate whether it's worth trying to eliminate Covid altogether. Plus: an interview with Carlo Rovelli, master of the universe, while Julia Bell explains how her ex-student got radicalised online.
The era of liberal globalisation has produced surprisingly poor economic results. Global growth is stagnating, and without the dramatic advance of China, poverty and inequality between countries would be growing sharply too
The Turner pensions commission rightly considers greater longevity not as a problem but as part of the solution. Its recommendations of a higher state pension with less means-testing, paid for by later retirement and more saving are right too
In the past 20 years, the number of very rich people in Britain has risen sharply and tax incentives for giving are now similar to America's. But Britain does not yet have a US-style culture of giving, and mixing public…