Is the world speeding up or slowing down? Depending on your politics, you can argue either way

11 April 2020 9:00 am

Ah well. It was a nice try. A few years ago I wrote a book called The Great Acceleration, arguing…

France's political system is crumbling. What's coming next looks scary

7 June 2014 9:00 am

The desperate state of its politics seems to signal the end of the Republic

Is there a way to live without economic growth? 

18 January 2014 9:00 am

During Japan’s lost decade in the 1990s I found myself handing out rice balls to Tokyo’s homeless on the banks…