Category: employment

The Workaround

Without public consultation, the boundaries of freeports have been expanded to cover much of the country. What does this mean?

Revolt of the Robots

How we can find meaning, purpose and pride when the workplace no longer offers them

The Drums of War

The combination of automation, complexity and climate change is dangerous in ways we haven’t even begun to grasp.

Curb Your Malthusiasm

Vilification of the unemployed as scroungers and skivers has a long and grisly heritage.


Surrender your freedom, avoid daylight, live to work, and you too could join a toxic, paranoid elite.


Theft through excessive rewards: that’s the dominant business model.

Snow Jobs

The employment figures attached to large projects tend to be codswallop.

Union With the Devil

The trade unions still rage about the class war, but keep funding their class enemies.

The Flight to India

The jobs Britain stole from the Asian subcontinent 300 years ago are now returning. Is this a good thing or a bad one?

The Official Opposition

The trades unions need have no fear of flexing their muscles: we now depend on them to fight the government

Wreckers Unite

Labour has become the workers’ enemy. It’s time the unions stopped funding it

Chained to the Past

The thousands of car workers about to be made redundant are the victims of the policies designed to help them.

Shooting the Messenger

The Health and Safety Executive isn’t working: so instead it tries to silence its critics