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December 2016 Blog Posts (10)

Truth and justice in a year of living dangerously - Jeff Goulding

In a year in which the human race took a giant leap back in time, revisiting the politics and economics of the 1930s, there is scant comfort on offer. There is trouble and strife in all directions of the globe.

In Europe decades of…

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Added by joe taylor on December 31, 2016 at 14:45 — No Comments

The 500 richest people in the world got $237 billion richer in 2016 - Alan Pyke

Billionaire Bill Gates and World Bank head Jim Yong Kim at the 2016 edition of the hyper-elite World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. CREDIT: AP Photo/Michel Euler

As right-wing politicians around the world gathered power by scapegoating immigrants for the…

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Added by joe taylor on December 29, 2016 at 13:58 — No Comments

99 Reasons 2016 Was a Good Year - Angus Hervey

Was 2016 really all bad news?  That depends on your source.

Our team at Future Crunch spent the year gathering good news stories you probably didn’t hear about:…

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Added by joe taylor on December 26, 2016 at 19:48 — No Comments

Nigel Farage’s attack on Jo Cox’s widower is a new low. Enough: Owen Jones.

No more pussyfooting around: Nigel Farage and his associates have poisoned our country’s political culture, and it’s time to push back. Their offensive – in every sense of the word – has been so swift, so devastating, that we risk normalising it.…

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Added by joe taylor on December 24, 2016 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

Why the United States is at war with itself. The End of History is just the beginning. By Nafeez Ahmed

The heads of the CIA and FBI have both come on the record to say that America’s traditional enemy, Russia, covertly interfered in the elections by hacking the Democrat Party.

Whether you believe this story or not is…

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Added by joe taylor on December 21, 2016 at 9:44 — No Comments

Climate change played a role in dozens of floods, heatwaves, and droughts last year - Natasha Geiling

In late September of 2015, residents of Miami woke up to find their streets inundated with several feet of water. But the flooding wasn’t brought by intense rainfall or a tropical storm — it was the result of historically high tides combined with rapidly rising sea levels. In other…

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Added by joe taylor on December 17, 2016 at 9:00 — 3 Comments

Universal Basic Income - Peter Diamandis

Some fear that robots and AI will steal our jobs.

They probably will (in the near-term, at least half of them).

If that happens, what will we do for a living? How will we earn money?

In this blog I’ll be discussing one of the most important proposed solutions to job loss due to…

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Added by joe taylor on December 14, 2016 at 9:13 — 3 Comments

The Broken Age - Umair Haque

What is the real story of this troubled age, an era of decline and fracture?

My story is that it is a broken age. Let me tell it to you with a single statistic, and explain what it means to me, and perhaps to you.

US life expectancy is falling. Now what can a single statistic tell us? I think the story of this age is hidden in that one simple number. After all, it is not just any…

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Added by joe taylor on December 11, 2016 at 13:37 — No Comments

How Liberalism Failed - Umair Haque

Deep down, you know: something’s gone badly wrong with liberalism. It lost its soul, somehow. Today, what is left of it is being repudiated across the world, rejected by society after society.

Why? I want to tell you the story of how liberalism failed. My story won’t be about money, power, and scandal. It will be about ideas. One idea, to be precise.

What is the most fundamental belief…

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Added by joe taylor on December 10, 2016 at 20:39 — 2 Comments

In work poverty hits record high - Joseph Rowntree Foundation

One in every eight workers in the UK - 3.8 million people - is now living in poverty. A total of 7.4 million people, including 2.6 million children, are in poverty despite being in a working family. This means that a record high of 55 per cent of people in poverty are in working households.  

Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion…

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Added by joe taylor on December 7, 2016 at 12:57 — 1 Comment

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