7 Billion: The great sideshow

David Kingman argues that commentators have become too caught up in arguing about the appropriate size for the Earth’s population, when what really matters is the age structure of the population in individual countries

Looking back in Anger: the August riots

Melissa Jane Knight reflects on the experience and causes of the riots that shook London and many other cities of England in August 2011, and makes a powerful appeal for action at ground level.

Blocked and in debt: the cry of youth

Youth worker Melissa Jane Knight gives an impassioned account of the dire prospects facing her generation. And she is one of “lucky ones” who stuck with education. The key to more equitable solutions lies in better targeted government policy.