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John Burn-Murdoch

John Burn-Murdoch

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How Britain became the world’s worst on homelessness

Insufficient housing, an eroded social sector and diminished state support made tens of thousands destitute

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Are modern media incentives distorting our sense of the economy?

A new study adds to the evidence that competition for eyeballs may be warping our sense of the world

10.05.2024 70

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The problem with polling America’s young voters

Difficulty in reaching the under-30s for surveys means not all data points are created equal — and can mislead

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The Anglosphere has an advantage on immigration

English-speaking countries generally do better at both attracting and integrating talent

26.04.2024 20

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Why are American roads so dangerous?

Bad driving is probably playing a bigger role in the fatality rate than larger cars and longer journeys

19.04.2024 50

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Forget boomers vs millennials, the next conflict is millennials vs each other

Growing wealth inequality between thirtysomethings could soon displace tensions between young and old

12.04.2024 50

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Why family-friendly policies don’t boost birth rates

Direct financial incentives are defeated by much stronger social trends

29.03.2024 40

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It’s no longer the economy, stupid

America’s hyper-partisan voters express economic sentiments that mirror their politics — this is not true in Europe

22.03.2024 7

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American politics is undergoing a racial realignment

Democrats are rapidly losing non-white voters as the forces that ensured their support weaken

08.03.2024 20

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What Texas can teach San Francisco and London about building houses

It’s not a housing crisis — it’s a planning crisis

23.02.2024 20

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Progressives beware: high turnout now favours the right

A key electoral headwind has changed direction in recent years

16.02.2024 9

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Young people’s desertion of conservatism is not a global phenomenon

Shocks thought to be worldwide have hit Britain’s young adults harder than most

09.02.2024 8

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Could Taylor Swift really hand Biden victory over Trump?

The pop superstar has a huge following, but the data suggests her impact could go either way

02.02.2024 8

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A new global gender divide is emerging

Young men and young women’s world views are pulling apart. The consequences could be far-reaching

26.01.2024 40

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The housing crisis is still being underplayed

Young adults are being robbed of the milestones that marked the lives of previous generations

13.01.2024 9

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Is the west talking itself into decline?

The data suggests that we have shifted away from a culture of progress towards one of worry

05.01.2024 50

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Football’s broadcast revenue boom is over — what happens now?

A squeeze on revenues stands to benefit the Premier League, but at a cost to competitions elsewhere in Europe

29.12.2023 20

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The great immigration miscalculation

An all-out assault on overseas arrivals is not the vote-winner it once was

15.12.2023 20

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Does the American dream foster inequality?

New research shows US citizens are alone among wealthy western nations in being largely unmoved by income disparities

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Should we believe Americans when they say the economy is bad?

In an increasingly polarised and performative society, vibes are now often trumping objective reality

02.12.2023 5

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How worried should the Democrats be about the polls?

Surveys show Joe Biden is losing young and non-white voters

17.11.2023 9

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What we know about generative AI and the white-collar worker

Some jobs are vulnerable to automation but if you’re a ‘cyborg’ or a ‘centaur’ you can work better with robot help

10.11.2023 20

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Canadian lessons on appealing to the young for Britain’s Tories

Conservatives in Canada have made huge gains by focusing on housing. US Republicans are following suit

03.11.2023 6

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Britain’s graduates are being short-changed while America’s are rich

University-level skills are in much higher and more lucrative demand in the US than the UK

28.10.2023 10

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How disadvantage became deadly in America

The poorest in the US suffer early deaths in a way that their other developed world counterparts do not

13.10.2023 10

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Boomers and millennials have each others’ backs

A new study finds older people are sensitive to the challenges faced by young adults

06.10.2023 5

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Poll-driven politics does nobody any favours

One-dimensional survey questions foster one-dimensional debate

29.09.2023 30

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Are we destined for a zero-sum future?

A backdrop of slower economic growth may be shaping attitudes of tomorrow that cut across political divides

22.09.2023 10

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Repeat after me: building any new homes reduces housing costs for all

Building unsubsidised housing pushes down rents and prices while freeing up cheaper properties

15.09.2023 7

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The danger of building strong narratives on weak data

Hazy statistics have painted too gloomy a picture of Britain, but similar issues affect many countries

09.09.2023 9

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