Why Western Democracy is in crisis.

Western democracies today are not functioning well, are unable to plan for the long term and are highly unstable.  In survey after survey people living in democracies all over the world are showing record levels of dissatisfaction with how their countries are run.  This is not just in countries that have recently shifted to democratic systems but More...

by Tristan Fischer | Published 4 months ago
By Tristan Fischer On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
0 Comments

Gaius Julius Trump and the end of the Republic- preparing for a successor

Ivanka Trump is being groomed for the Presidency The role of Ivanka Trump, and her consort Jared Kushner, in the Trump White House is clear: Trump is preparing her to be the first female President of the United More...

By Tristan Fischer On Sunday, January 1st, 2017
0 Comments

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 More...

By Tristan Fischer On Monday, December 26th, 2016
0 Comments

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
1 Comment

Hinkley Point decision is really about China and Brexit

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
1 Comment

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 Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
2 Comments

The rise of the West was based on luck. That has run out.

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, January 31st, 2014
1 Comment

“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 Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
2 Comments

Yes, we should get rid of Corporation Tax. We need jobs

The amount of money raised by corporation tax is tiny, compared to other forms of taxation.  So tiny that it is not worth the cost to society for imposing it.  This chart, from Yahoo finance based on HM Treasury More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, November 15th, 2013
2 Comments

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...