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 Monday, October 21st, 2013
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What the history of immigration teaches us about Europe’s future

Immigration is a political hot potato. It is hard to talk about it in the West without appearing to be uncaring at best or racist at worst.  That is a problem as it is an important subject: not discussing it does 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 Monday, November 5th, 2012
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Are Europeans fundamentally racist?

Switzerland has a unique form of democracy which allows for referendums to be held on any issue so long as the proponents gather a minimum of 100,000 certified signatures supporting the referendum.  The Ecopop More...

By Tristan Fischer On Monday, October 15th, 2012
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The North African Threat and Mediterranean Reunification

North Africa does not appear to be a military and political threat to the European Union.  Why should it?  In the last few years most of its countries have been convulsed by revolutions and are in disarray.   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...