28 February 2017

Meet the ‘sock puppets’ waging war on your freedom

How officials use public-health charities as a front for authoritarianism.

30 August 2016

Sin taxes and saint subsidies

A new book makes an incoherent case for taxing ‘unhealthy’ foods and subsidising those deemed ‘healthy’.

9 October 2015

Neoliberalism: a sick obsession

Claims that capitalism is fuelling illness rest on dodgy stats and hopeless politics.

10 April 2015

Ignore the belt‑tighteners: growth is good

Want to boost people's wellbeing? Then create more wealth.

14 October 2014

America, we need to talk about the word ‘progressive’

Berkeley's proposed soda tax shows the city is no 'bastion of liberty'.

8 April 2014

A grotesque illustration of modern politics

Politicians pursue pointless, illiberal policies like plain packaging as a cheap way of scoring points against each other.

11 February 2014

Giving MPs carte blanche to wage war on smokers

The Bill banning smoking in cars is worse than you think.

28 October 2013

The disease of ‘public health’

We are in the midst of an epidemic of lifestyle moralism.

27 June 2013

Taking the pleasure out of e-cigarettes

The authorities’ attempt to classify e-ciggies as medicinal effaces the real reason people smoke - they enjoy it.