Martin O’Neill is a political philosopher, based at the Centre for Political Theory in the Department of Politics at the University of Manchester. He has previously taught at Cambridge and Harvard, and is writing a book on Corporations and Social Justice.

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International Politics
17 September 2008
In a world of unlimited budgets, funding for the lavishly expensive Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN would be easy...
Environment
18 August 2008
Energy companies have made excess profits during the recent spike in oil prices. Levying a windfall tax to recoup some...
UK Politics
12 August 2008
It cannot be an easy or pleasant job to inform terminally ill cancer patients they will be denied access to effective...
Human Rights
09 June 2008
Gordon Brown's standing as a serious-minded and principled politician was thrown into some doubt by the fluffed...
UK Politics
30 April 2008
Boris Johnson is a dishonest, incompetent clown, whose life has been a story of contemptuous, self-serving privilege....
UK Politics
25 March 2008
As recent events indicate, financial markets seem incapable of self-regulation, and instead swing headily from...
UK Politics
10 March 2008
As part of its ill-conceived White season, the BBC on Saturday showed Denys Blakeway's 'Rivers of Blood' documentary, a...
UK Politics
25 February 2008
The Opposite of Work – The Case for a New Bank Holiday There have been fitful surges of enthusiasm for a new Bank...
Politics
21 February 2008
In the centre of Xi'an, the ancient Chinese capital, there is a gleaming concrete and glass Starbucks. Although a...
Law
09 February 2008
Rowan Williams, the current Archbishop of Canterbury, is generally considered to be unusually intelligent for an...
UK Politics
16 January 2008
Most political decisions involve trade-offs between different interest groups. Changes in the tax system, for example,...
Politics
03 December 2007
T. Dan Smith is now a curiously forgotten figure, but his ghost seems to hover over the current Labour Party funding...
UK Politics
27 November 2007
Sporting defeats are often attended by hyperbolic and ill-thought out outpourings of woe, and England's ignominious...
Culture
19 November 2007
Football's a funny old game. But one of its most peculiar elements is the way it seems able to generate fuzzy thinking...
Politics
12 November 2007
Something very odd has happened to the world economy in the past decade or so. With the march of globalisation, real...

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