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 Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Establishing a price floor for energy

Capitalism is a wonderful system for providing pricing signals to businesses to produce more or less of a particular product. If demand for the new iPad mini is strong, Apple will order its suppliers to produce More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, October 18th, 2012
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Age Reduction FX from foton – amazing to watch

History Future Now is as fascinated with the future as with the past.  Sometimes we see something astounding: this is footage from a company called Foton Inc, which can “Photoshop” moving images.  Photoshopping More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

How To Make Sure The Next Generation Is Better Off Than We Are – Mohamed A. El-Erian – The Atlantic

Everybody is writing about the youth unemployment crisis and has a series of prescriptions to cure the problem.  Writing in The Atlantic, Mohamed A. El-Erian, CEO and co-chief investment officer of Pimco, one More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, October 4th, 2012
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Digging for rare earths: The mines where iPhones are born | Apple – CNET News

A few weeks ago, History Future Now wrote about rare earths and the transfer of power from China (see article: Rare earth metals, China and the transfer of power).  CNet has an article about this with videos of More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

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 Thursday, September 27th, 2012

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

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

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

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...