Capitalism

It’s capitalism, not socialism, that will beat climate change

6 May 2019 10:24

When John Glenn was asked what went through his mind as he became the first American in space, he said…

How long, cold winters created the ‘mercantile capitalism’ of today

11 April 2019 22:21

At a dinner recently I was told the story of a Canadian billionaire (now defined in banking circles as someone…

Capitalism won’t fix the NHS’s bureaucracy problem

14 May 2018 13:39

James Delingpole is right, of course, to extol the virtues of capitalism (‘We don’t deserve capitalism’, 5 May) but wrong…

Capitalism and KFC

22 February 2018 18:57

This week’s funniest parable of capitalism unravelling was the news that KFC had run out of chicken — or at…

What Oxfam won’t tell you about capitalism and poverty

16 January 2017 7:22

Your average milkman has more wealth than the world’s poorest 100 million people. Doesn’t that show how unfair the world is?…

What Oxfam won’t tell you about capitalism and poverty

18 January 2016 7:37

Your average milkman has more wealth than the world’s poorest 100 million people. Doesn’t that show how unfair the world is?…

The Hatton Garden mob are greedy and immoral. Stop treating them as folk heroes

15 January 2016 13:33

The Today programme often has one choking on one’s porridge, but this morning’s edition had an item even more infuriating than…

Around the world, poverty is collapsing. Why is that so hard to believe?

6 January 2016 16:19

In 2012 and 2013, The Spectator opened its Christmas special issue with a leading article counting the ways in which…

Podcast: the clean eating fad and what happens if Corbyn wins

20 August 2015 9:40

Is ‘clean eating’ a trendy new fad or something more dangerous? On the View from 22 podcast, nutritionist Ian Marber discusses this…

Russell Brand’s The Emperor’s New Clothes reviewed: ‘uncomfortable viewing’

23 April 2015 13:45

For the past year Russell Brand – who is worth an estimated £10 million – has been making a film…

Brian May questions Russell Brand’s revolution

21 April 2015 23:04

Tonight Russell Brand took part in a live Q&A to celebrate the launch of his new documentary The Emperor’s New…

Hans Haacke’s Gift Horse, Fourth Plinth, review: cringe-worthy – but at least it’s not David Shrigley

5 March 2015 15:01

There is good art, there is mediocre art and there is bad art. In the same ratio – about 3:65:32…

Free markets need defending. Meet CapX

28 January 2015 18:37

With The Spectator and Coffee House you are already used to getting the very best gossip and news. Can I…

Dame Vivienne Westwood and model Alice Dellal told to frack off by Guido Fawkes gang

6 November 2014 13:05

Mr S was in one of Westminster’s finest watering holes last night to toast Guy Fawkes. And who better to…

Uber is for Londoners. Black cabs are for tourists

11 June 2014 9:30

Black cab drivers are striking in London today because they are angry that Uber – a rival taxi service supported…

The centre-right ideology vacuum

8 June 2012 10:45

At times of economic crisis, successful governments need vision as well as competence. Recent events have called the coalition’s competence…

From the archives: Rowan Williams on capitalism and idolatry

16 March 2012 17:29

To mark today’s news that Rowan Williams will be stepping down as Archbishop of Canterbury, here’s a piece he wrote…

Sorry, Tristram — but capitalism is just what the British public does

23 January 2012 9:26

Tristram Hunt, the historian and Labour MP, has written a brilliant rebuttal to my piece in the Telegraph last week,…