Corruption and Wealth – how they correlate by country

As expected, corruption is bad for wealth.  History Future Now was researching for an article and needed some data to cross reference.  One was the correlation between the GPD per capita – which is the entire country’s cross domestic product (roughly corresponding to income) divided by the number of people in the country – and the More...

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By Tristan Fischer On Monday, December 26th, 2016
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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 that had been abandoned. We looked More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, September 15th, 2016
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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 China to help justify Brexit. Much ink has been spilled about why Prime Minster May’s More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
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Why I am voting to Remain in the EU on Thursday

I will be voting Remain tomorrow. This is why. I love being part of the EU and our lives have been enriched by being part of it. I like having people from all over the EU coming to live in the UK.  I like the More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, January 31st, 2014
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“Team West” is worried about its decline. Don’t be. It is quite normal

Many Westerners fret about the relative decline of the West.  For over 500 years, since the successful conquest of the Americas by Atlantic Ocean facing European countries, the West has dominated the world in terms More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, November 15th, 2013
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Is Democracy the Opium of the Masses?

Winston Churchill famously quipped that “Democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.”  With this statement he was expressing a view that many share: yes, democracy More...

By Tristan Fischer On Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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What does it take to get Europeans to have a Revolution?

In a recent article about the youth unemployment crisis in Europe and Africa  HFN asked a question: “What are all these people going to do?” to which a reader responded: “If you look on the street, More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, November 1st, 2013
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Dont confuse what is legal with what is morally right

Most people think of themselves as being “law abiding” citizens.  They admonish those that break the law and feel that it is reasonable that if you break the law you should pay the consequences.  Broadly More...

By Tristan Fischer On Sunday, October 27th, 2013
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A frozen society: the long term implications of NSA’s secrets

HFN has been thinking about the historical and future implications of Edward Snowden’s NSA files that have been leaked bit by bit over the past few months.   HFN is very worried. Edward Snowden’s act of More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, April 26th, 2013
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Jobs: First, get rid of expensive Westerners. Second, get rid of people entirely

The Great Recession has been going on since 2008, with no end in sight. A great part of the problem is financial: we borrowed too much money for too long and now don’t have the ability to pay off our debts. More...