Date archive forSeptember, 2012
By Tristan Fischer On Saturday, September 29th, 2012
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Debt jubilees and hyperinflation – why history shows that this might be the way forward for us all

Government debt levels in the United States, European Union and Japan are at all time historic highs, after decades of borrowing money to pay for regular annual expenditures, regular military interventions and More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, September 28th, 2012
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Warehouse Bots Do Battle to Make Same-Day Delivery a Reality | Wired Business | Wired.com

Warehouses used to hire a decent number of people. Organisations like Amazon had huge warehouses that were surprisingly old fashioned with people picking up items and packaging them up.  Companies are developing More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, September 27th, 2012
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The Crisis in Higher Education – Technology Review

Higher education is absurdly expensive and no longer good value for money.  Many programmes focus so much on the “lifestyle” aspects of University that they are more akin to country club resorts for More...

By Tristan Fischer On Monday, September 24th, 2012
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Day 1-7: UK’s Longest Bike Ride. All the videos

For the cyclists who are arriving tonight back from John O’Groats here is a list of all of the videos of the bike ride in one place – at least days 1-7.  Days 8-10 will be done over the next few days More...

By Tristan Fischer On Monday, September 24th, 2012
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Day 10: UK’s Longest Bike Ride. The end.

After an epic journey, the team that set off from Land’s End 10 days ago has finally arrived at John O’Groats. They have cycled through some of the most beautiful countryside in the world but have also More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, September 21st, 2012
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Why Western managers are incentivised to outsource overseas and why this is bad for society

I met with a partner of an accounting firm recently who said that his partners had concluded that most of the accounting work that is not face to face with their customers can be done anywhere in the world. With More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, September 21st, 2012
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European Union Break Up

Very funny, very clever 8 minute short about the relationship between Germany, Greece, Spain and the UK. In place of countries are a Greek man and German woman having a domestic argument about money.  Very worthwhile More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, September 20th, 2012
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Day 7: UK’s Longest Bike Ride 113 miles, 3 days to go!

Day 7 was tough.  It rained all day for 113 miles straight.  Originally they had a scenic route planned to go from Gretna Green to Stirling but the weather was so terrible that they took a more direct route along More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, September 20th, 2012
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Day 6: UK’s Longest Bike Ride

107 miles covered, heading north from Preston, passing between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District to Gretna Green, where I hope that my wife has not eloped with one of the dozen fit cyclists More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
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History, Future. Now. Podcasts are now available

History, Future. Now. has started a series of podcasts, highlighting the most popular articles that have been commented on over the past few weeks. This is a great way to help put current events into a historical More...