Much as it pains me to use the Spectator’s pages to plug another publication, I can’t help being impressed by the Economist’s invention of a new kind of subscription service.
Rory Sutherland says that it is wrong to equate the cost of something with how valuable we find it. New technology, for instance, is cheap but transforms our lives
I read Dennis Sewell’s article on the damaging influence of eugenics on the welfare state with interest and mostly agree with his views.
I recently read of a music writer who believes the perfect pop song lasts precisely two minutes and 42 seconds.
Every time I am forced to listen to whingefests such as You and Yours, I wonder if it’s time to invent the mirror image of a consumer affairs programme — where Britain’s largest businesses get to expose the behaviour of their worst customers.
How do you define communists and capitalists?
Exhibit A in Rod Liddle’s case against Twitter two weeks ago was a painful (but hardly representative) post by Stephen Fry.
Whenever you make an optimistic prediction, you risk being wrong twice.
Rory Sutherland's fortnightly column on technology and the web
When I was a child, almost everyone I knew had a single telephone kept in a draughty hallway.