Cases like that of “Baby Gammy” or the adoptive mother who allegedly turned down a baby because it was born with a disability are welcome distractions from the bigger, deeper problems faced by parents and disabled children under austerity.
Women now face worse gender pay discrimination during the second half of their careers.
Attempts to understand the success of Isis in Iraq would benefit from Marxist analysis, since social and economic factors are the key to explaining Sunni Arab support for, and complicity with, the group.
We need to reform regressive taxes, not progressive ones.
GDP may be rising, but wage growth is at its lowest level on record. There is no recovery for most voters.
The cost of recent economic sanctions will be felt in the west, but it’s a cost we can – and should – withstand.
Has the government's series of changes to European rules been too slow, and too limited, to convince the public that Britain should remain in the EU?
The campaign to aid victims hit by the collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory last year has produced results, but decent working conditions for all is still a long way off.
In contrast to previous recessions, after Lehman Brothers crashed the belief that excessive benefits bred indolence spread. This view was endorsed by 61 per cent by 2009.
What would a rate rise mean for Londoners? London Labour Assembly member Andrew Dismore warns homeowners of soaring mortgage repayments, defaults and repossessions.
With the freedom to work, organise and fight, sex workers will end coercion in the trade.
Given that developing countries face vastly different challenges with vastly different capacities to respond, we must stop thinking of them as members of a single club.
In the latest arts budget, 47 per cent of spending will go to London-based organisations – why does the capital’s cultural excellence have to come at the expense of projects everywhere else?
Labour is claiming today that 8 out of 10 new private sector jobs created since 2010 have been in London; the Tories say 3 out of 4 of them have been created outside the capital. Which is it?
The proposed plan could increase pressure for tax cuts and undermine the contributory principle.
Is it time to relinquish fantasies of winning in exchange for the greater prize of shared progress?
If Scotland votes for independence, it will create a completely different economic context for the two new countries that emerge.
The revolution in IT and how it is transforming our world in ways that even economists are struggling to understand.
Felix Martin explores the question of Russian capital flight to London.
The day when someone in the richest 10 per cent stops contributing to tax is nearly a month earlier than someone in the poorest 10 per cent.
We were not prepared to allow Britain's valuable science base to be put at risk for narrow, short-term gains.
Piketty’s theory – right or wrong – is largely unaffected by these results.
An interview with the left’s rock star economist, author of the smash hit Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
The uncomfortable truth is that for most people, the recovery hasn't even begun.
What is to be done about inequality?
A Financial Times columnist has written a book of financial advice for “independent women”.
Felix Martin discusses Flash Boys by the American financial writer Michael Lewis, which examines high-frequency trading (HFT).
The unhappy history of the workplace.
The benefits of slavery have accrued down the generations, so why are we so nervous about the responsibility for the slave trade doing the same?
Average pay excluding bonuses remains below inflation. For most, there is still no recovery at all.