Analysis: Artificial Intelligence 23 Feb 201502/23/15
Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, has joined Professor Stephen Hawking in warning that AI could spell the end of the human race. Should we fear super-intelligent machines?
Analysis: Artificial Intelligence
As top scientists warn of the risks of AI, should we fear super-intelligent machines?
Analysis: Downward Social Mobility 16 Feb 2015
Social mobility is a good thing – right? But movement can go in both directions. Jo Fidgen explores the implications of downward social mobility.
Analysis: You Can't Say That 09 Feb 2015
Does free speech include a right to cause offence? Edward Stourton joins speaks historians, theologians and philosophers to explore the outer limits of free expression.
Analysis: Referendum Conundrums 02 Feb 2015
Scotland last year showed how dramatic referendums can be. So what would an in-out vote on the EU be like? Chris Bowlby hears about fears, hopes - and plans already underway.
Analysis: Maskirovka 26 Jan 2015
Lucy Ash explores the Russian military strategy of deception - maskirovka - from its use against invading Mongols in the 14th Century to the current crisis in Ukraine.
Analysis Extra: Correspondents Look Ahead 02 Jan 15
Mark Mardell forecasts how the world could change in 2015, aided by top BBC journalists Lyse Doucet, Carrie Gracie, Kamal Ahmed and Bridget Kendall.
Terror and the Oxygen of Publicity 23 Dec 2014
Gordon Corera, the BBC Security Correspondent, examines how terrorists use the oxygen of publicity, how governments attempt to starve them of it, and the media response.
Analysis: Precedents or Principles 17 Nov 2014
"I always buy this type of coffee." But is that decision one of principle -or just because you buy it each day? Nick Chater asks which matters more to us: precedent or principles?
Analysis: Conservative Muslims, Liberal Britain 10 Nov 2014
In the wake of the Trojan horse affair in Birmingham schools, David Goodhart asks whether Britain's socially conservative Muslims can ever integrate into liberal Britain.
Analysis: Just Culture 03 Nov 2014
Businesswoman & writer, Margaret Heffernan examines the condition of 'Wilful blindness' - a legal term used in the Enron scandal - and asks whether the cure could be a Just Culture.
Analysis: Inside Welfare Reform 27 Oct 2014
How well has the government implemented its controversial welfare reforms? Have they been a vital check to a system spiralling out of control or - as some say - close to a fiasco?
Analysis: The Idea of the Caliphate 20 Oct 2014
What is a caliphate? What ideals does such an Islamic state embody - and how could or should it be implemented? Analysis consults a range of voices to explore how the concept has evolved and has been expressed over the centuries. Edward Stourton talks...
Analysis: Meet the Family 13 Oct 2014
Politicians love talking about families. But, asks Jo Fidgen, do they understand modern family life? And how far can or should the state change the way families live?
Analysis: Peston and the House of Debt 06 Oct 2014
Robert Peston tests the arguments made by the authors of a new book who claim the financial crisis was caused by exploding household debt - not by the banks. But are they right?
Analysis: Michael Pollan on Food 29 Sept 2014
What should we eat? Jo Fidgen talks to the influential American writer Michael Pollan about what food is - and what it isn't. He says we should reconnect with what's on our plates.
Analysis: Thrifty Debtors 21 July 2014
The downturn's made everyone worry more about money. But while we may want to be thriftier, Chris Bowlby discovers why we're stuck with high personal and household debt.
Analysis: The End of the Pay Rise? 14 July 2014
Wages have fallen for most of us for the last six years in Britan, which is unprecedented. We’re told that there’s a return in economic growth and yet wages have still not picked up. What has happened? Is this a long term problem – is this the end of...
Analysis: Varieties of Capitalism 23 June 2014
Can a country switch between different models of capitalism? The Economist's Britain politics correspondent, Jeremy Cliffe, explores whether the proposals put forward by some British politicians to transform the UK's economy into one more akin to that...
Analysis: Courting Trouble 16 June 2014
Jo Fidgen asks: what are the new rules of relationships? Sexual harassment is in the news, laws and codes are in place. But can we agree on what is acceptable behaviour today?
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