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A Letter from Helsinki

I arrived in Helsinki in early summer 2022 to attend Europe’s largest conference on

A Review of Branko Milanovic’s Capitalism and Global Income Inequality

Branko Milanovic’s Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World begins, provocatively

When the old suffer too: the cycle of intergenerational inequality

There is a time honoured, effective, but ultimately illogical argument made about generations.

The share of people working in public service

The government could, if it wished, claim that in 2021 it was employing more people in public sector jobs than John Major did.

The end of great expectations?

The pandemic inquiry must account for stalling life expectancy before the pandemic, Editorial, British Medical Journal

The Trickle Up of Fear

Slowly and strangely the world changes. We adapt, but it changes us too. We are not the people we were.

The never-ending pandemic

The pandemic is not ending—and it may not end in our lifetimes.

The Decimation of the NHS

The Decimation of the NHS

Geographers should be interested in what is happening to the NHS because it is through making geographical comparisons with other countries that we can see that its current decimation is unnecessary.

The ever ending never ending pandemic

How little we knew two years ago and how little we still know now.

Public sector spending and Living Standards in the long run

After the Chancellor delivered his Autumn Budget of 2021, the detailed papers were released that attempted to explain and defend his decisions.

Who are the unvaccinated and what is happening to them?

On 21st September 2021, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) produced a report with the cheery title: “Deaths by vaccination status, England”.

Geographical and social Inequalities in health in England across two centuries

In July 2021 the BBC published a series of maps of child mortality in England and Wales in 1850 to compare with maps of Covid-19 mortality rates

House prices: should we welcome a crash?

British governments don’t deliberately do things that negatively affect house prices.