Essays

Still waters run Deep

November 1, 2006

A very big power company versus a very small group of local nature lovers. And for once, the result is a good one.

Making Globalization Work

September 14, 2006

A review of the strangely-deflating book by economist Joseph Stiglitz

Badger burgers and chicken

August 1, 2006

In which I spend a day with Fergus Drennan, wild food forager extraordinaire.

Fair Trade For All

December 23, 2005

A review of the book by Joseph Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton. Another literary attempt to make the economy work.

Do you Remember an Inn?

November 7, 2005

A smoking ban will be another nail in the coffin of the traditional pub.

Get thee behind me, Sainsbury’s

November 1, 2005

Allotments are a useful insurance policy against an uncertain future. And the sweetcorn is great.

Rape of a Nation

April 1, 2005

The article with which we launched the Free West Papua Campaign in 2005.

Tasmanian Devilry

December 1, 2004

An on-the-ground report on the battle for the last rainforests of Tasmania.

Markets or democracy? You choose

November 1, 2004

The ‘global market’ does not complement democracy: it directly undermines it.

In praise of the Nimby

May 3, 2004

Standing up for your place can be a radical act.

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