Will Hutton

Will Hutton

Will Hutton

 

Biting the bullet

Will Hutton

Bold, comprehensive and at times surprising, the UK's bail-out plan for partial nationalisation is just what the system needed, writes Will Hutton.

Quake response won't cover cracks of corruption

Will Hutton

Earthquake's don't destroy strong, well-built buildings. They destroy weak ones. As China reels from its biggest earthquake in 30 years, public anger is mounting. The danger for the Communist government is obvious. China is earthquake prone, Sichuan in particular experiencing a similar scale earthquake in 1933.

Curb the greedy global financiers

Will Hutton

One of the most inequitable and amoral acts in modern times is happening in front of our eyes and there is hardly a murmur of protest. The multibillion-dollar bail-out of global finance after one of the most reckless periods of lending and deal-making since the late 1920s is extraordinarily one-sided.

American follies

Will Hutton

Few people outside the United States understand the revolutionary nature of American conservatism and the profundity of its ambitions. Nobel Prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz's careful dissection of the follies of the "roaring Nineties" and the conservative thinking that produced them — penetrating the Clinton administration — is as good as it gets, writes Will Hutton.

The shaming tragedy of Africa

Will Hutton

It is the continent with 12% of the world's population but with 80% of the world's Aids deaths. It has experienced 30 years of economic stagnation. Its murderous wars and genocides seem never-ending; on average, 200 000 die every year. Unemployment varies between 30% and 70%. Its corruption is endemic. It is Africa.