15 May 2018

Malaysia: a victory for democracy

The defeat of Malaysia’s corrupt rulers was unexpected, and welcome.

14 August 2013

Why the fuss about ‘zero hour’ contracts?

The real problem is not onerous terms of service, but the weakness of the UK economy in general.

2 May 2013

The political malaise in Malaysia

There is no doubting the desire for a change of government in Kuala Lumpur, but the choices on offer are uninspiring.

Books 28 March 2013

The psychopathology of office politics

Oliver James' advice for workers on ‘how to thrive in a world of lying, backstabbing and dirty tricks’ merely reinforces the navel-gazing of today's atomised workforce.

20 March 2013

Treating workers like unthinking primitives

The idea that workplaces should root out employees’ ‘unconsious biases’ is patronising and illiberal.

Books 25 January 2013

Saving the planet by condemning people

Chandran Nair argues that Asians should be kept in backward drudgery, at the expense of civil liberties if necessary, in the name of protecting the environment.

2 February 2012

Turning workplace worries into maladies

New guidelines suggesting bosses watch out for mental-health problems end up medicalising normal emotions.

27 July 2009

From work ethic to workaholicism

On John Calvin's five-hundredth birthday, Para Mullan traces how work has come to be seen as a Bad Thing.

Books 26 June 2009

Gladwell: hero or zero?

One reviewer is disappointed that Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers reveals more about the author’s prejudices than it does the nature of success, while another is won over by Gladwell's emphasis on hard work.

10 June 2008

Anti-bullying therapists, you’re fired!

As The Apprentice comes to an end, let us challenge the idea that bullying bosses are making life hell for British workers.