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 University of California Berkeley, released a documentary called “Inequality for All” during which he highlighted the decline of the middle class income relative to expenses in America since the 1970s. Just who are the “middle class”? Reich More...

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By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
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Why is bisexuality becoming mainstream?

Grey’s Anatomy, a TV series set in a Seattle hospital, has a senior female surgeon hopping into bed with a male colleague and then hopping into bed with a female colleague, whom she eventually marries.  Scandal, 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 Friday, July 5th, 2013
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The Tale of Werewolf Wood – short story by my 9yr old

While this has nothing really to do with History Future Now, I am a proud father first and foremost and wanted to share a short story that my 9 year old daughter wrote. It started off as a story that she told to More...

By Tristan Fischer On Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
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Lets talk about Sex: Does the separation of pleasure and procreation mean the end of people?

Everybody knows that the world’s population has increased dramatically since 1930 – population 2 billion – to today – population 7.1.  Most people also know that, excluding immigration and More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, December 20th, 2012
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Seeing Ghosts: merging the real world with the virtual world

Science fiction provides an endless parade of humans living in a virtual reality world.  Tron, the classic 1982 Disney science fiction film where the hero enters a virtual world is perhaps the best known original 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 Friday, October 5th, 2012
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Why the nuclear family needs to die, in order for us to live

The concept of a nuclear family is relatively recent – it is first mentioned in The Oxford English Dictionary  in 1925 – and refers to a household that consists of a mother, father and their children.  More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
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How bad is the youth unemployment crisis in Spain? Worse than you can imagine.

History Future Now has been tracking the expanding numbers of young people who are unemployed in the European Union with great concern. Both Greece and Spain have youth unemployment rates that are well over 50%. More...

By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
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The Cost of a Job? Your Life? Extract from “You Don’t Need a Job”

Robert Paterson is writing a series of books about how we should be living in the future.  In his blog he talks about how having a job can be very expensive: We often start life with a student loan because we need More...