American companies are grimly hanging on to cash, or returning it to shareholders, rather than investing in innovation.
The fuss sparked by Nicolas Anelka’s goal celebration has sweet FA to do with anti-Semitism.
Don't blame the tabloid press for criminalising Romanians and Bulgarians.
The dream of a successful, twenty-first-century remake of the classic Forties comedy proves to be a fantasy.
Presenting youth unemployment as a mental-health issue is not radical.
Politicians should try to inspire youth, not flatter us.
In order to puff up their own sense of self-importance, anti-Israel academics are undermining their own institutions.
Conformist and cowardly, contemporary academic culture actively inhibits critical thinking.
It’s perverse to expect us to panic about obesity in the Third World.
Frank Furedi on how right and left have politicised the Great War’s centenary.
The political case for unfettered freedom of movement.
Annoyed, suspicious and made to feel guilty... school kids don't much like NGOs in the classroom.
It is historical idiocy to write off this war as 'incomprehensible slaughter'.
A new bill aimed at tackling ‘annoying’ behaviour represents an assault on public liberty.
spiked's resident 'Cockney Red' takes a sanguine look at Manchester United's crisis.
The real beneficiary of Western intervention is al-Qaeda.
The bad news is that football is increasingly ban-happy. The good news is that fans are fighting back.
Steve McQueen’s startling film evokes a time that is, thankfully, so unlike our own.
Why it's wrong to compare Duggan’s death to racist police brutality of the past.
The furore over the Channel 4 series shows just how poverty-stricken the debate about welfare has become.
Some anti-filter campaigners have just as low a view of personal freedom as the anti-smut brigade.
The claim that more than half of Britons will be obese by 2050 flies in the face of the data.
Sharon's shift from ‘hawk’ to negotiator told a bigger story about Israel.
How can you take Liberty’s belief in democratic rights seriously when it sings the praises of the unelected House of Lords?
The new pro-dope consensus is more authoritarian than liberal.
Why all football fans should back the right of Spurs supporters to be Yiddos.
Sugar is delicious. We should not allow anti-sugar zealots to take away our right to enjoy it.
How the EU both feeds off and further inflames the crisis of democracy.
An exhibition of the work of the forgotten Suffragette proves that politics, not art, was where she truly led the way.
The fawning over Thomas Hitzlsperger shows that homophobia has become the latest weapon of choice in the football culture wars.
It's the conservatism of today’s youth that fuelled pop’s decline.
India is to be declared polio-free - a testament to economic growth’s benefits.
In this first Battle of Ideas taster, a panel discusses the phenomenon of seemingly random acts of violence in the US.
The reality of assisted suicide bears little relation to the image promoted by its supporters.
An Indian pro-choice activist on the damage done by the ‘gendercide’ panic.
We must support press freedom and defend privacy.
The focus on Rennard’s behaviour shows how unhinged politics has become.
Survival International's 'proud not primitive' campaign celebrates hardship and backwardness.
Private schools succeed because of their focus on subject knowledge – it's time the state sector took note.
It’s time we exposed the BS of the hysterical anti-sugar lobby.
Scorsese’s snobbish portrayal of self-made traders bears all the anti-prosperity hang-ups of politicians today.
A report claiming Assad executed 11,000 prisoners is not all that it seems.
The shallowness of Western politicians’ commitment to democracy lies exposed.
Excluding it from Britain would only play into its conspiratorial narrative.
Despite appearances, football isn't suffering from an epidemic of anti-Semitism - just an exaggerated mood of touchiness.
It’s not the economy keeping young-ish people in the family home.
His autobiography shows why, despite his demonisation, so many love Iron Mike.
In this second taster video from the Battle of Ideas festival, a panel discusses society's declining interest in privacy.
In our weekly podcast from spiked plus, the head of BPAS says you're either pro-choice or you're not.
Why spiked wants to make freedom of speech the great cause of 2014.
Why I support the right of anti-choice activists to rally outside abortion clinics.
The obsession with tax rates reveals all the parties' lack of economic ambition.
Sam Mendes' predictably glib production of Lear proves to be another pointless Shakespeare revival.
50 years ago, America was optimistic about ending poverty. What went wrong?
The law disempowers the only people who can tackle anti-social behaviour: us.
Stop trying to frighten Scots off independence.
Exclusive video report: Spurs fans speak up for their right to use the word Yid.
The working-class soap has long been colonised by middle-class concerns.
Cass Wilkinson on why she and other Sydneyites are rebelling against a new government clampdown on late-night drinking.
Sir Mark Walport’s demand that climate-change sceptics ‘grow up’ only reveals his ignorance about the climate debate.
Blundering EU officials ignited the violence in Kiev and beyond.
After years of sneering, Brits are watching the NFL in their millions - and it's easy to see why.
The sneaky tactics of ULU officials who are fighting to save the union from closure shows how little student politicos care about democracy.