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Socialism for a rainy day

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Self-taxation in the age of Brexit In the wake of the election of Donald Trump in November, American liberal advocacy groups and charities saw a surge in donations. Planned Parenthood, which was vilified by all the candidates for the Republican nomination, received almost 80,000 contributions in the three days following Trump’s victory. In the past…

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The cultural divide

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For me this debate is about culture and race, but it’s not primarily about racism. It’s about the way that inheritance, culture and environment shape the way each of us sees the world, and I will argue that this is now at least as powerful a set of factors as income and wealth in determining…

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Are we ready for an Asian future?

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This week, Theresa May set out her 12 principles for Brexit. She pledged that Britain outside the European Union will be a “great, global trading nation” that is “respected around the world and strong, confident and united at home”. Fast-growing economies in Asia will be a key part of this strategy. George Osborne famously ramped up the…