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Jemima Kelly

Jemima Kelly

Financial Times

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The weaponisation of ‘common sense’

A recent furore over rainbow lanyards demonstrates the absurdity of the way the phrase is being used

19.05.2024 50

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Is Marjorie Taylor Greene too Maga for Trump?

The rightwing congresswoman from Georgia seems to have outlived her usefulness to the former president

12.05.2024 50

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Musk shows us that moral binaries are of little use

Working out wrong from right is not as easy as many people think

05.05.2024 30

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Is Donald Trump a style icon?

The former president’s personal brand is a crucial part of his accessible appeal

28.04.2024 20

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Sakura season and the art of savouring

The beauty of cherry blossoms lies in their ephemerality — a hard thing for modern mankind to grasp

14.04.2024 20

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What Trump and crypto tell us about facts vs feelings

The more an asset price is disconnected from its fundamentals the more potential it has to go ‘to the moon’

07.04.2024 20

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Where have all the virtuous role models gone?

Having admirable characters to emulate is central to our moral development

31.03.2024 100

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In defence of showing off

While bragging and smugness are out, delighting in your achievements shouldn’t be

17.03.2024 40

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Crypto and ‘TradFi’: a friendship of convenience

Capital flows from institutional investors are driving up the price of tokens such as bitcoin

12.03.2024 10

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Why pessimism is pointless — and pernicious

It may be fashionable to be a catastrophist but the consequences can be alarming

03.03.2024 20

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How to stop talking past each other

In politics and in life, we need to acknowledge more often that the other side might have a point

18.02.2024 30

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Crypto may have become boring, but it still isn’t legit

The SEC’s approval of 11 bitcoin ETFs is not as meaningful as aficionados would like to think

28.01.2024 30

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Taking Trump off air is not the answer

It is not the job of journalists to try to protect viewers from what they deem to be ‘untrue things’

21.01.2024 4

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In a big year for democracy, don’t forget the non-voters

Engaging those who feel unrepresented is vital to sustaining a healthy political system

07.01.2024 40

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Forget new year’s resolutions, make a ‘24 for 2024’ list instead

Setting goals for the upcoming twelve months is much more achievable — and much more fun

28.12.2023 50

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Year in a word: X

With Elon Musk at its helm, there is no telling where the revamped platform will be in a year’s time

25.12.2023 10

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Are we all narcissists now?

We have grown fond of pathologising normal behaviour

10.12.2023 20

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The allure — and danger — of the charismatic leader

From Donald Trump to Elizabeth Holmes, it is worth examining the driving power behind a cult of personality

26.11.2023 20

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Politician or celebrity? Who knows any more?

Britain and America do personality politics differently but neither path is a sign of health

21.11.2023 50

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Free speech can’t flourish online

Social media is an outrage machine, not a forum for sharing ideas and getting at the truth

12.11.2023 20

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In defence of the Gen Z challenge to the ‘work ethic’

Contempt for younger workers protesting at the daily grind masks the fact that so few are happy with it

29.10.2023 20

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I read Andreessen’s ‘techno-optimist manifesto’ so you don’t have to

Unrestrained technological ‘accelerationism’ is a bad idea

22.10.2023 9

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Elon Musk’s X still needs the ‘legacy media’ he so resents

Who does he think is providing the news that people get from social media?

15.10.2023 10

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The SBF trial is a reminder that crypto is a rotten business

Financial nihilism has produced this game of Monopoly money

08.10.2023 8

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Maybe politics should be more mindful

It’s easy to mock the practice but it could help politicians be less reactive, act with more conviction and disagree better

01.10.2023 5

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Dividing the world into heroes and villains does us little good

We need to be able to speak in nuanced terms, including about Russell Brand or Donald Trump

24.09.2023 9

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Schadenfreude, Burning Man and the unifying power of mockery

The reason we feel so good about laughing at people’s expense is that we have convinced ourselves they deserve it

11.09.2023 20

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