John Bird
John Bird
Why ideas of ending poverty are still stuck in the realm of fantasy
Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s 1567 painting The Land of Cockaigne
John Bird

Why ideas of ending poverty are still stuck in the realm of fantasy

Everyone is afraid of poverty, so why haven't we declared war on it?
J Paul Getty sits at a dining table alone
John Bird

Everyone is afraid of poverty, so why haven't we declared war on it?

In the face of this emergency, revolutionary thinking is required
Homeless on Victoria Embankment
John Bird

In the face of this emergency, revolutionary thinking is required

A poverty manifesto about the glues, syrups and treacles that get people stuck
Portrait of the satirist Jonathan Swift by Michael Dahl
John Bird

A poverty manifesto about the glues, syrups and treacles that get people stuck

A lot has changed since the war years, but poverty remains
St Paul's during a London air raid, WWII
John Bird

A lot has changed since the war years, but poverty remains

History haunts modern life, but will we ever learn from it?
A statue of Gandhi
History

History haunts modern life, but will we ever learn from it?

Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth should honour our past struggles
Monument by Rachel Whiteread
John Bird

Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth should honour our past struggles

Giorgio Morandi: an Italian artist of understated brilliance
Courtyard on Via Fondazza (1954) by Giorgio Morandi
John Bird

Giorgio Morandi: an Italian artist of understated brilliance

I was born into poverty – and 77 years later we still haven't solved it
Poverty in postwar London
John Bird

I was born into poverty – and 77 years later we still haven't solved it

Ulysses helps us realise poverty has been with us a long time
Christ Feeding the Multitude [Matthew 14:19]
John Bird

Ulysses helps us realise poverty has been with us a long time

AI might show the way, but only humanity can save us
The Tesla Bot
John Bird

AI might show the way, but only humanity can save us

Regrets, we have a few. But this Christmas we must focus on present need, not past mistakes
Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
John Bird

Regrets, we have a few. But this Christmas we must focus on present need, not past mistakes