When watching television with my children, I attempt to keep up a stream of anti-consumerist propaganda. “The sole purpose of ITV,” I tell them, “is to sell advertising space to brands and make money for the owners.”
Pontiff attacks excessive bonuses, greed-based economy
David Simon, the creator of the critically acclaimed television series The Wire, delivered a powerful criticism of modern America during an appearance at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney.
The talk took place in November but details only recently surfaced after an edited transcript of the speech appeared online.
Incident occurred whilst the pontiff was in hospital due to a lung problem
When you walk into this gallery under the arches of Hoxton Station, you are confronted by a spectacle in the best sense. The Aftermath Dislocation Principle Part I (2013) is a large installation of a post-apocalyptic Britain in which all the familiar signs of civilization have been ravaged.
A new exhibition at the Scottish Parliament brings together a freshly-curated cross-section of Warhol's supposedly political works
Singer said in the same 'great' week he was booed at the TED conference in Arusha, Tanzania
The London Metal Exchange – which sets the rules for the global aluminium trade – is one of the few modern markets to retain “open outcry” trading, in which brokers shout and gesticulate to make their buy and sell orders.
A friend of mine recently got married in Las Vegas and celebrated by going to see Rod Stewart in concert there. He was enchanted by the whole glitzy glamour of the experience, and yet he’s a pretty old-fashioned type of socialist and, as it happens, an actor.
The target of Niall Ferguson's attack has also been traduced by economic convervatives
The last few weeks have been disastrous for Miliband. And this was no turnaround
The Conservatives should back a Living Wage for workers. It would show they cared about ordinary people, while cutting some of the ground beneath Labour
As the world is getting more prosperous, the Western share of wealth is declining. It's a new world order and we must get used to it
The Drip's previous engagement with North Korea's Kim Jong Un has been to wonder at the boy-dictator's good looks. Now there's more serious matters afoot. A leader in this week's Economist raises concern that Mr Kim may be ready to host a nuclear test - and has been prophesying future war. Like father, like son.
Pubs will continue closing in their hundreds every year across the country without urgent action to ease the financial pressures on landlords, ministers will be warned next week.
The poor are scorned while this religious festival turns into a feast of consumerism