Jamie Whyte

Bloody liberties

"Amazon’s puff for On Freedom says that Sunstein takes a “pathbreaking” approach to the subject. In fact, confounding ability with freedom is an old mistake"

Illiberal and irrelevant

"Francis Green and David Kynaston do not like private schools. They think the government should do something to stop children attending them. Why? You already know the answer."

Don’t worry, be wealthy

Paul Dolan's Happy Ever After frustratingly fails to address obvious questions about our idea of happiness

Bad Examples

Should it be illegal to expose people to damaging ideas?

Illiberal consensus

The political battleground of New Zealand

Spending Spree

According to the LSE, the last Labour government’s public spending “worked”. But the researchers came to this conclusion solely from a play on words

Picking Losers

Harriet Harman's obsession with female-only quotas would only stricture the free market and ignores the realities of successful business

Cuddly or Creepy?

Ed says he loves your children as much as you do: a claim at once vacuous and disturbing

Muscling In

Under Cameron's "muscular liberalism", the distinction between what is the government's business and what is private citizens' business is to be dissolved

Nudge Nudge, Wonk?

David Cameron's endorsement of Behavioural Economics will not make us all happier and is inconsistent with Tory values

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"