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. That is the reason why governments across Europe have been calling for austerity measures. The argument for austerity is as follows: governments More...

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By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Who benefits from our increased social fragmentation?

Cable television and satellite radio stations have been praised for providing greater choice and criticised for the fragmentation of our societies.  New social media apps and websites allow this choice/fragmentation More...

By Tristan Fischer On Saturday, October 27th, 2012
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The new rise of European political extremism – Greece today, where next?

History Future Now has written about the inevitable rise of extremist political parties in Europe as society is torn apart by austerity measures.  Spain now has an overall unemployment rate of more than 25% and More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, October 11th, 2012
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Keynes and Hayek are both dead, and wrong

Despite the fact that both John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich August Hayek are dead, their ideas are very much alive today and form the basis of whether governments chose austerity or stimulus as a way out of our More...

By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
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Why do we need the military? Securing energy supplies and trade routes

History Future Now looks at our military expenditure and asks two basic questions:  first, what is the purpose of the military and second, if we did things differently would we need to spend so much on the military? More...

By Tristan Fischer On Monday, October 8th, 2012
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How to stop the jobs crisis and bring jobs back home

The Great Recession has been going on for four years, 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 More...

By Tristan Fischer On Sunday, October 7th, 2012
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Training the enemy – Afghanistan

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of attacks on Allied forces in Afghanistan by Afghan government forces who were supposed to be on their side.  While this is a deplorable breach of trust, it highlights 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 Monday, September 10th, 2012
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Why the loss of middle class jobs will usher in the rise of political extremism

Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs. After four years of recession in Western economies, a new theme is beginning to emerge: this time things really are different. It appears that we are not witnessing a conventional recession More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, August 30th, 2012
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How climate change will drive new barbarian hordes into Europe

The Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire which followed it, was one of the most successful multi ethnic, multi cultural, multi linguistic and multi theistic societies in history.  This ability to absorb foreigners More...