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 Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Why an expanding global middle class is going to cause us all problems

Much has been made of recent announcements that the world’s population is not going to peak at 9 billion in 2050, but will rather increase for the rest of the century, hitting over 11 billion by 2100.  This More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
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Emigration: Colonies of the Mind and Space

Humans like to emigrate.  To pick up sticks and leave a familiar place and move to somewhere new and to settle. And then do that again and again. Ever since our ancient ancestors walked out of Africa between 125,000 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 Friday, September 7th, 2012
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Standing on the shoulders of toddlers- why we have never grown up and what this means for our future

Once upon a time, you were a toddler. By the simple act of covering your eyes with your hands the people around you would cease to exist.  By lowering your hands they would, miraculously and to great amusement, 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...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, August 17th, 2012
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Roots: A historical understanding of climate change denial, creationism and slavery – 1629-1775

What do black slavery, creationism and climate change denial all have in common?  In the US, at least, a biblical justification and a fascinating geographic overlap.  We look at the issues and then try to understand More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
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Drying up. What happens to farms if there is no water?

NASA’s Landsat satellite images of the growing agriculture industry in the northern reaches of the Syrian Desert in Saudi Arabia. The aquifer water is expected to last another 25 years. Four questions: First, More...

By historyfuturenow On Thursday, July 26th, 2012
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Population growth, a disaster in the making

The world’s population increased by another billion people between 1999 and 2011, to hit 7 billion. When History, Future. Now’s father was born, in 1930, the population was just 2 billion. By 2050 the More...

By historyfuturenow On Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
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Generation Screwed: how the youth of today are being screwed by the baby boomers

History, Future. Now. frequently posts articles about the increasing generational divide between the Baby Boomer generation who are now hitting retirement age and the Millennial generation who have recently graduated More...