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Capitalism: Beyond repair or awaiting a fix?

Capitalism: Beyond repair or awaiting a fix? Creative commons image Credit: Dominic Alves under CC-BY licence
Duration 15 mins Updated 03 Oct 2014
The 2008 financial crisis still thrums underneath political debate six years on - have we missed a chance to rework capitalism? Does it even need...

Thinking Allowed: Tennis history & talking therapies

Thinking Allowed: Tennis history & talking therapies Copyright free image Credit: Library Of Congress
Updated 09 Jul 2014
What does the history of tennis tell us about social change - and why are working-class people less likely to try talking therapies?

The Anglican Orthodoxy and homosexuality

The Anglican Orthodoxy and homosexuality Copyrighted image Credit: Photawa | Dreamstime.com
Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Jul 2014
An emergent thread of Anglicanism is adopting a literal Biblical approach to sexuality in opposition to more liberal evangelicals. Andrew McKinnon...

What happens when you try to put a value on everything?

What happens when you try to put a value on everything? Copyrighted image Credit: King Ho Yim | Dreamstime.com
Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Jul 2014
Should we downgrade statistics' triple-a rating? Has the rush to put a figure on everything had a negative impact on how we do politics?

Thinking Allowed: Flip-flops and Russia's upper classes

Thinking Allowed: Flip-flops and Russia's upper classes Creative commons image Credit: epi.Longo under CC-BY-SA licence
Updated 01 Jul 2014
A throwaway shoe leaving footprints across the world, and why Russian oligarchs are less likely to show off their money.

Thinking Allowed: Surfing and coffee shops in Baghdad

Thinking Allowed: Surfing and coffee shops in Baghdad Creative commons image Credit: Darwin Bell under CC-BY-NC licence
Updated 25 Jun 2014
Laurie Taylor and guests unravel the darker side of surf culture, and the joys of idleness in Baghdad coffee shops.

Make-up as entertainment: Cosmetics in modern Iran

Make-up as entertainment: Cosmetics in modern Iran Creative commons image Credit: Wikimedia Commons under CC-BY-SA licence
Updated 09 Jun 2014
New research suggests that in Iran - the seventh largest cosmetics market in the world - make-up is neither seen neither as decadent, nor...