In this issue:
Exploring some of the darker issues of life, Dr Kathryn Taylor argues that in order to understand cruelty, we need to do more to examine its nature, while Jake Arnott examines how our perceptions of crime are shaped by fiction. Staunton Peele questions the tendency to medicalise addiction, while Susie Orbach warns that our mental wellbeing is not as linked to individual attachment as we think. Other pieces include: Adam Lent on our modern understanding of freedom and Paul Gregg on the financial crisis and unemployment.
We focus on economic insecurity and it's financial and psychological consequences on individuals and society. This issue includes interview with Nobel Prize winning economist Esther Duflo.