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Let ‘Em In: The Immigration Controversy

LET ‘EM IN: THE IMMIGRATION CONTROVERSY ONE: THAT ‘RIVERS OF BLOOD’ SPEECH During the EU Referendum, some controversial issues formed part of the debate over whether the UK should vote Leave. One such issue was immigration. The Leave campaign’s slogan, … Continue reading

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Whacky Sci-fi Energy Proposals

WHACKY SCI-FI ENERGY PROPOSALS Any mildly observant person is bound to notice that energy plays an important role in everyday life. Look around, and it is not too difficult to find various attempts at harnessing it. Plants extract energy from … Continue reading

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How Religion Caused The Great Recession cont.

PART FOUR: SMILING THROUGH THE DETERIORATION OF WORK IN CORPORATE AMERICA At the end of part three I ended with the hint that something dark and troubling occurred within corporate America at the end of the 20th century. The story … Continue reading

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How Religion Caused The Great Recession

HOW RELIGION CAUSED THE GREAT RECESSION PART ONE: FROM CALVINISM TO NEW THOUGHT. INTRODUCTION Any essay with a title like ‘how religion caused the Great Recession’ had better begin with a caveat or two, so here goes. First of all, … Continue reading

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(Dis)honest ways to make it rich

(DIS)HONEST WAYS TO MAKE IT RICH. Money. In a world where most things come with a price tag attached, we are all obliged to try and acquire the stuff. This can be achieved through fair means or foul. But what … Continue reading

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THE SINGULARITIES

THE SINGULARITIES In 1993 the science fiction author Vernor Vinge wrote a paper in which he predicted a coming event which would radically change life as we know it. “I argue in this paper”, he wrote, “that we are on … Continue reading

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BANKING THE UNBANKED

BANKING THE UNBANKED INTRODUCTION It is difficult to imagine going through life without relying on banks and the services they provide. We use such services every day. Our wages get wired to our accounts, we regularly use credit cards to … Continue reading

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