Leaving the EU Part 2: What can history teach us about the possible outcomes of Brexit?

In Part 1 of this series History Future Now investigated instances where seceding from an empire or supranational body was a disaster for both the party leaving and the party More...

Leaving the EU Part 1: What can history teach us about the possible outcomes of Brexit? 

There is a lot of confusion in the UK about what Brexit means and what the implications will be for the country over the next few years and decades beyond.  For some, those More...

Brexit has highlighted those that were left behind by globalisation

HFN thinks that leaving the European Union would be a mistake.  It is likely, however, that it will happen.  So be it.  The world will not end. However, Brexit has highlighted More...

Leaving the EU Part 2: What can history teach us about the possible outcomes of Brexit?

In Part 1 of this series History Future Now investigated instances where seceding from an empire or supranational body was a disaster for both the party leaving and the party More...

Brexit and Napoleon’s Continental System

Those of you who read or watched Sharpe, a book and TV series about a British soldier – played by Sean Bean – set during the Napoleonic Wars, will recall that Napoleon More...

Hinkley Point decision a blow for Britain

Brexiteers were worried that cancelling Hinkley could impact on one of their cherished goals – a trade agreement with More...

Why an expanding global middle class is going to cause us all problems

Much has been made of recent announcements that the world’s population is not going to peak at 9 billion More...

Mechanical Turks- the future of employment is pretending to be a machine

Once upon a time most people were involved in agriculture. Now only 2% of the population...

The way the middle class has managed declining incomes is no longer working. What next?

In 2013 Robert Reich, the former Labour Secretary under President Clinton and currently a professor at...

Why buying cheap imported products is more expensive for individuals and not just society

Why do so many Western politicians and economists promote a trading system that increases Western unemployment...

Happy 12,017 Human Era!

For many of us today is 1 January 2017 AD or CE.  AD stands for Anno Domini – the year of our Lord – More...

Leaving the EU Part 2: What can history teach us about the possible outcomes of Brexit?

In Part 1 of this series History Future Now investigated instances where seceding from an empire or supranational body was a..

Brexit and Napoleon’s Continental System

Those of you who read or watched Sharpe, a book and TV series about a British soldier – played by Sean..

Drying up. What happens to farms if there is no water?

NASA’s Landsat satellite images of the growing agriculture industry in the northern reaches of the Syrian More...

Renewable energy: victim of subsidy discrimination?

Why does renewable energy get criticised for receiving subsidies that are far smaller than subsidies and expenditure on other sectors of..

The immorality of climate change, a reflection on slavery and the Civil War

Today, few people look back upon African slavery in the Americas as a good thing.  There are no rousing speeches defending..

Astronomy for 8-10 year olds – and adults too!

On Tuesday, History Future Now gave a talk to the local Cub Scout troop, where my two eldest children are members,..

Climate Change as a game of Tetris

TED has come up with a good explanation of Climate Change using the game Tetris as an analogy for carbon "blocks"..

HFN is also a podcast

A number of History Future Now articles have been produced as podcasts. This makes them easier to digest while out and..

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