What are all these people all going to do? Youth unemployment in Europe is critical. But Africa is going to get even worse.

In much of southern Europe the unemployment rate for young people under the age of 25 remains stubbornly high – at over 61% in Greece and 56% in Spain.  This is not just a disaster for countries on the European periphery.  In Italy 40% have no job and in France 25.5% are unemployed.  Even the UK, which prides itself in its flexible labour More...

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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, March 28th, 2013
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The Origins of Christianity and the Universe, Pt 2: Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar

This is a continuation of an earlier article, The Origins of Christianity and the Universe: Constantine and the Cosmic Microwave Background, but can be read as a stand alone article as well. Alexander More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, March 22nd, 2013
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The Origins of Christianity and the Universe: Constantine and the Cosmic Microwave Background

Superficially the Roman Emperor Constantine, who made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire, and the Planck Observatory, which just released the oldest pictures of the Universe when it was a mere More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, February 15th, 2013
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Crisis: or an explanation on the origins of the decline of the West

Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus was written around 1592 and was based on an earlier German work about Dr Faustus, a talented German scholar at Wittenburg University who was frustrated by the limits More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
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An American parable: The rise of Venetian inequality and the decline of prosperity

A new book, Why Nations Fail: the Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty, looks at the historical roots as to why some countries are rich and others are poor. As with all books of this genre, it owes a great More...

By Tristan Fischer On Saturday, November 10th, 2012
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Malthus was wrong. Is he still wrong?

In 2004 History Future Now went on a mission to read the most influential books on economic and philosophical theory. Books selected were deliberately from all spectrums of economic thought and included David Ricardo’s 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 Saturday, October 20th, 2012
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Podcasts

Many of the articles from Future, History. Now. have been adapted and turned into podcasts.  This is ideal for those of you who find reading a slog, or want to listen and learn while on the move. The podcast 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...