Welfare State

The New Protestant Work Ethic

"To keep entire communities in enforced idleness is to exclude them from full participation in humanity"

No Benefit

‘It’s appalling that 28 per cent of us live off the state…Like my father, without work I would be bereft’

Iain Duncan Smith

The “quiet man” has nerves of steel, and his welfare reform may make the Conservatives the natural party of government again

How the West Took Leave of its Senses

Modern secular millennarians are embracing illiberal ideologies — and once again the Jews are in the firing line

The Friedman Facts

‘Empirical evidence shows that whereas Friedman knew what he was talking about, Keynes did not’

Havana: The Castros Will Not Be Absolved

"Cuba is decaying at a scandalous pace, physically and morally. The social capital of civil values and mutual trust has evaporated and hatred is taking hold"

Should Baby Boomers Feel the Pinch?

The Shadow Universities and Skills Secretary David Willetts discusses the legacy of the post-war generation with the senior Labour MP Frank Field and Daniel Johnson, the Editor of Standpoint

Broken Pension Promises

‘The idea that diligent citizens have been putting away money for their retirement with National Insurance contributions is a myth’

Phillip Blond

The inventor of Red Toryism — said to have the ear of David Cameron — is totally confused about the welfare state and the markets

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"