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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…Continue
Added by joe taylor on December 31, 2016 at 14:45 — No Comments
As right-wing politicians around the world gathered power by scapegoating immigrants for the…Continue
Added by joe taylor on December 29, 2016 at 13:58 — No Comments
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:…Continue
Added by joe taylor on December 26, 2016 at 19:48 — No Comments
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.…Continue
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…Continue
Added by joe taylor on December 21, 2016 at 9:44 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by joe taylor on December 11, 2016 at 13:37 — No Comments
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…Continue
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.Continue