POLITICAL THEORY – John Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes was a political economist of extraordinary optimism and vision who believed that governments have it in their power to solve some of the greatest ills of capitalism. Keynes refused either to believe in communism, or in the utter wisdom of the unfettered free market. Instead, he occupied a middle course, believing that […]

How to Find Fulfilling Work

The idea that work might be fulfilling, rather than just painfully necessary, is a strikingly recent invention. Open Dr. Johnson’s celebrated dictionary, published in 1755, and the word fulfillment doesn’t even appear. Nowadays in a prosperous world, we don’t only expect to obtain money through our labor, we also, to a greater or lesser extent, […]

Why Arts Graduates Are Under-Employed

Arts graduates across the developed world, often complain bitterly about the difficulties they face finding good employment. They spent long and costly years studying such subjects as history, art, philosophy, poetry and drama, then they reach the jobs market and discover that no one has any use for their distinctive skills and interests. If they’re […]

Where Are the Creative Jobs?

We all want an interesting job by which we mean one that allows for a high degree of creativity There used to be quite a lot of creative jobs around But they’ve been disappearing since at least the middle of the 19th century In that century the English art critic and social reformer John Ruskin […]

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