For some of those immersed in virtual worlds, everything loses its meaning – even racism and fascism. Read more.
My (very controversial) column on the lives for which the schooling system prepares our children. Read more.
Kayaking with basking sharks provides a glimpse of the wonders we could experience if our seas are rewilded. Read more.
Our democracies are broken, debased and distrusted. Here are some ideas for restoring them. Read more.
Dirty industries spend more on politics, keeping us in the fossil age. Read more.
Brexit could wreck the British countryside – or it could save it. It depends on getting our voices heard. Read more.
This explains how the rough estimates of the area occupied by sheep in the UK were derived. Read more.
The terrible legacy of European farm subsidies – and how we could use Brexit as an opportunity for something better Read more.
In the first of a series of columns about possible solutions, I explore how commons could transform society and the distribution of wealth Read more.
Why is there a worldwide revolt against politics as usual? Because corporate globalisation has crushed democratic choice. Read more.
Donald Trump’s staff are drawn from an opaque network of corporate-funded thinktanks and fake grassroots campaigns Read more.
We face (at least) 13 major crises, some of which are immediate. It’s time for some hard thinking about how we confront them. Read more.
The combination of automation, complexity and climate change is dangerous in ways we haven’t even begun to grasp. Read more.
How a ruthless network of super-rich ideologues killed choice and destroyed people’s faith in politics Read more.
The High Court judgement on air pollution is an opportunity to rethink our whole transport system. Read more.