The acclaimed author answers questions from our readers and famous fans on the state of modern India, the threat of AI, and why sometimes only fiction can fully address the world.
At a recent awards ceremony, the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, said, “I’m very proud of our working conditions and very proud of the wages we pay”. So why do the temporary Chinese “dispatch workers” who make Amazon Kindles and smart speakers earn barely $2 an hour, have to ask permission to use the toilet, and receive standard hourly rates for overtime, in violation of Chinese labor law?
Can rich Russian businesspeople, criminals and oligarchs influence British politics by investing their money in English assets? And is it too late to purge this money?
Margo Jefferson, author of the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Negroland, takes a probing look at the union of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Using social medial, a new generation of young traders are selling an image of easy money and opulent living. All aspirants need to do is invest some money in something sketchy called binary options.
Trump may seem like America’s problem and Brexit England’s mistake, but we all live in the same global economic and political system now, one where our national borders won’t protect us. National authority is increasingly an illusion. We need a new transnational system to deal with our large scale ecological, social and financial problems.
Illgner was paid £30 a day for working nine-hour shifts as an intern at Monocle, a magazine based in London — well below the minimum wage. She’s suing for unpaid wages and asking her former employer to start paying its current and future interns the statutory national minimum wage.
On the centuries-long quest to create the perfect, all-encompassing English dictionary.
When civilization collapses, would you rather die or end up on a New Zealand sheep farm with cutthroat capitalist Peter Thiel, enjoying a transfusion of a young person’s blood?