Society

25. 02. 2014
I’m not quite sure when academics and activists first identified “The Green Economy” as a “coming priority” – at least 25 years ago, I suspect, in the run up to the Earth Summit in 1992. Since then, the Green Economy has come and gone, as a...
27. 07. 2012
Waiting for a train at Kings Cross station yesterday, I was pretty startled to be assaulted by the booming tones of Boris Johnson coming over the tannoy telling me to put away any doubts I might still be harbouring about the 2012 Olympics, and to join the party! Thanks, Boris,...
Society
28. 06. 2012
KEEPING HAPPY ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. ‘Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious...
Society
30. 01. 2008
I was trying to think the other day what it felt like to be 18 – back in 1968. A spate of 40-year on retrospectives covering the Paris riots and other events at that time have stimulated all sorts of dubious attempts on my part to re-capture the mood and the moments of that...
Consumption, Society