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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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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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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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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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HOW MONEY CAN DISINCENTIVIZE WORK

HOW MONEY CAN DISINCENTIVIZE WORK (This essay is part twelve of the series HOW JOBS DESTROYED WORK) Does monetary reward really provide the best incentive to work? If you live within a system that commodifies everything, turning it into private … Continue reading

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