Tag archive for ‘China’
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 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 Saturday, November 17th, 2012
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What happens when China becomes the largest economy in the world?

According to the OECD, China is due to overtake the US economy as the largest in the world in three years.  By 2030 it predicts that China will account for 25% of the world’s economy.  That is impressive. Detractors 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...

By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
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Why do we need the military? Securing energy supplies and trade routes

History Future Now looks at our military expenditure and asks two basic questions:  first, what is the purpose of the military and second, if we did things differently would we need to spend so much on the military? More...

By Tristan Fischer On Monday, October 8th, 2012
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How to stop the jobs crisis and bring jobs back home

The Great Recession has been going on for four years, with no end in sight.  A great part of the problem is financial: we borrowed too much money for too long and now don’t have the ability to pay off our More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
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China has many of the characteristics of an emerging colonial power. How does it compare historically?

Dutch East India Company shipyard – the technological basis of Dutch maritime superiority. History, Future. Now. had dinner earlier this evening with two Kenyans of Indian origin.  Indian-Kenyans make up More...

By historyfuturenow On Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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Black Swans and why History, Future. Now is not bleak

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is famous for his 2008 book, The Black Swan, in which he came up with a very simple idea: that big changes can suddenly happen, apparently out of nowhere.  He uses the Wall Street crash, More...

By historyfuturenow On Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
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Where are all the jobs going? Lessons from the first Industrial Revolution and 150 years of pain.

In a world which is seeing a simultaneous increase in the capabilities of robots and artificial intelligence to do many factory and service sector jobs, and a significant increase in the world’s interconnected More...

By historyfuturenow On Monday, July 16th, 2012
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Migrant Workers in China Face Competition from Robots – Technology Review

iPhone manufacturer Foxcon is planning to switch many of the repetitive tasks done by its labour force in China to being done by robots.  This could be politically even more problematic for them than the rash of More...