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Thoughts On the Baby Boomers (part two)

THOUGHTS ON THE BABY BOOMERS (PART TWO) HERE COMES THE NEW BOSS, NOT LIKE THE OLD BOSS In part one, we saw how historical events early in the 20th century lead to lower inequality and greater opportunity for the post-war … Continue reading

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Thoughts On the Baby Boomers (part one)

THOUGHTS ON THE BABY BOOMERS (PART ONE) INTRODUCTION In a letter submitted to the Daily Mail, Dorothy Dobson responded to an article, published in the same paper, which attacked the Baby Boomer generation for being one that enjoyed privileges no … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Command Economies

THOUGHTS ON COMMAND ECONOMIES Non-capitalist ownership of the means of production and reliance on a command- rather than a market- economy were among the defining features of Communist states. COMMAND AND MARKET ECONOMIES The difference between a market and a … Continue reading

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Thoughts On the Cold War

THOUGHTS ON THE COLD WAR From 1950 to 1990, a state of Cold War existed between East and West. At its heart, this simmering tension centred around an ideological question: Who should own capital? The ‘West’ represented US-led ‘free enterprise’ … Continue reading

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Lysenko: Ideology and the Corruption Of Science

LYSENKO: IDEOLOGY AND THE CORRUPTION OF SCIENCE INTRODUCTION Throughout history there have been many examples of psuedoscientists peddling crackpot theories. Examples include John Ernst Worrell Kelly who, in 1872, announced that he had found a new physical force and managed … Continue reading

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Battle of the Paradigms: The Fight Over Internet Neutrality 

BATTLE OF THE PARADIGMS: THE FIGHT OVER INTERNET NEUTRALITY INTRODUCTION The philosopher Thomas Kuhn saw major scientific theories as being established through ‘paradigm shifts’. According to this view of progress, there is always a ‘paradigm’- a set of prevailing theories … Continue reading

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The Logistics Internet

THE LOGISTICS INTERNET INTRODUCTION Whenever a new technology, machine or tool emerges on the scene, it needs to be given a name. Often, that name is derived from something older, more familiar, and which is reckoned to share some similarities … Continue reading

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