capitalism

How capitalism killed sleep

7 December 2019 9:00 am

What is behind the modern plague of sleeplessness? Laura Gascoigne goes to Somerset House in search of answers

Of course the young like socialism – they’re taught to

29 September 2018 9:00 am

It beggars belief that Jeremy Corbyn can, with a straight face, announce that capitalism has failed and we’d all be…

Letters: Why don’t the Tories stand up for capitalism?

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Stand by your plan Sir: Matthew Parris (‘Must the will of the people always be respected?’, 15 September) asks when…

Welcome to the hard centre – and the future of British politics

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Conservatives must return to a one-nation agenda

Family fortunes: Ben Miles, Adam Godley and Simon Russell Beale in The Lehman Trilogy

Extraordinary power and simplicity: Lehman Trilogy reviewed

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Stefano Massini’s play opens with a man in a frock-coat reaching New York after six weeks at sea. The year…

Interview: Meet Mariana Mazzucato, big-state capitalism’s new champion

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Higher taxes and bigger government are needed, says the economist Mariana Mazzucato

In 1985 it was ‘the most expensive building ever built’: HSBC’s Hong Kong headquarters designed by Norman Foster

From Stansted to corporate swank: superstructuralism has a lot to answer for

7 April 2018 9:00 am

Foster and Rogers wanted to save the planet – in fact, their high-tech architecture did the opposite, says Phineas Harper

Big business once cherished workers. Now it exploits them

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Big business once cherished workers. Now it exploits them

Letters: It is no wonder that so many feel royally screwed by capitalism

7 October 2017 9:00 am

What do the Tories offer? Sir: I have been hoping that someone more eloquent than me would respond to your…

A handy guide to the Tories for the under-10s

23 September 2017 9:00 am

The Conservatives used to have big ideas and shout a lot; now they’re frightened of looking silly. Here's how the party can win back its confidence

The Korean war was the single greatest calamity of the period. Residents of Inchon surrender to American troops in 1950

Compared to today’s political climate, the Cold War seems almost cosy

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Compared to today’s political climate, the Cold War seems almost cosy, says Alan Judd. At least you knew where you were then

Love and tragedy in Orhan Pamuk’s Oepidean tale

2 September 2017 9:00 am

The Red-haired Woman is shorter than Orhan Pamuk’s best-known novels, and is, in comparison, pared down, written with deliberate simplicity…

A timely drama with a strong premise – but it needs rewriting: Dessert reviewed

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Oliver Cotton is an RSC stalwart who looks like a man born to greatness. Google him. He has the fearless…

Bottom Marx for Karl

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Das Kapital was wildly wrong in its predictions

Rags to riches to rags to riches to rags to riches (or rags): Gold reviewed

4 February 2017 9:00 am

‘All that glisters is not gold,’ wrote Shakespeare (The Merchant of Venice), and you have to hand it to the…

The free-market glory of Hong Kong food

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Every road leads to another restaurant in this rampant city, finds James Delingpole

Putting the flag out: Martin McDougall (Howard) and Sean Delaney (John) in ‘Labyrinth’

What RSC’s The Alchemist needs is a James Corden or Matt Lucas

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Coleridge deemed the narrative structure of The Alchemist perfect. But, I wonder. A landowner quits plague-ridden London and his cunning…

Why can’t we see that we’re living in a golden age?

20 August 2016 9:00 am

There’s never been a better time to be alive. Why can’t we recognise that?

Lily James as Juliet and Richard Madden as Romeo

Derek Jacobi as Mercutio is half-genius, half-prank: Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick reviewed

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Out come the stars in Kenneth Branagh’s Romeo and Juliet. He musters a well-drilled, celebrity-ridden crew but they can’t quite…

How capitalism really works

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Deirdre McCloskey has been at work for many years on a huge project: to explain why the world has become…

We don’t need research to change banking culture. We need jail sentences

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Was the Financial Conduct Authority leaned on by the Chancellor to scrap its ‘review of banking culture’? Or did it…

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How hard should we fight Black Friday?

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Should we make peace with this imported festival of consumerism?

Here’s what’s wrong with the ‘public sector ethos’

14 November 2015 9:00 am

An infuriating benefit of readers’ online comments beneath the efforts of a columnist like me is that as you read…

An Inspector Calls is poisonous, revisionist propaganda - which is why the luvvies love it

19 September 2015 8:00 am

What a load of manipulative, hysterical tosh is An Inspector Calls. It wasn’t a work with which I was familiar…

Capitalism’s most dangerous enemies are on the right

22 August 2015 9:00 am

The far left can’t win – unless it has the aid of a callous and complacent right