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Articles written by Simon Wilson
Within years there may be drugs available that can slow down ageing process and keep us healthy and productive for longer. That presages a social revolution, says Simon Wilson.
A government mired in Brexit has failed yet again to address an increasingly serious social issue. Yet there is an obvious way forward that has worked elsewhere. Simon Wilson reports.
Jack Ma, the Chinese billionaire, thinks 12-hour work days are a “blessing”. Bertrand Russell thought four hours were plenty. Who’s right? Simon Wilson reports.
The world’s insect population is facing mass extinction by the end of the century, according to some experts. That would have catastrophic implications. Is it true? Simon Wilson reports.
Drier summers and a rapidly growing population mean parts of Britain will run out of water in 25 years. What can we do about it, and how much would it cost?
In 2015, the 1979 policy allowing couples to only have one child was reversed. But the birth rate has continued to fall, which bodes ill for the economy and social stability. Simon Wilson reports.
Tax havens have come under scrutiny as governments scramble to fill their coffers. What, if anything, should be done about them? Simon Wilson reports.
Data on the gender pay gap would suggest that they are. Does that mean sexism is rife in British society? It’s not quite as simple as that, says Simon Wilson.
Opioid overdoses killed more people in the US in 2017 than were killed during the whole of the Vietnam War. Meanwhile, prescriptions are on the rise in Britain too. Simon Wilson reports.