The Desolation of Smog - a political solution
Like many developing countries, China has struggled to deal with its pressing environmental issues. (Source: CNN Money) Under Mao’s leadership, China underwent heavy industrialisation in an attempt to "conquer nature". Since then, China’s growing economy has been linked with environmental degradation, lowering the quality of life of Chinese residents. It seems that Chinese political leaders have continuously chosen economic growth over environmental protection - a worrying tr
What feminism means for the majority; and why we need to promote the correct terminology for what we
Feminism has a bad rep. This is a reality that must be understood to a novice feminist trying to promote the philosophy to their unknowing contemporaries and elders. In the 21st century, the future is no longer just composed of the millennials; the future is Gen Z, and what they will accomplish. For the feminists of Gen Z, that will be exposing the feminism that empowers women to a degree of equal rights; the one that appeals to all out of rationality, in effect sparking the
The Turkish Constitutional Referendum: the lead-up and the consequences
Following the Turkish Constitutional Referendum on the 16th of April this year, many questionshave been raised: what will the future of Turkey will look like? What changes are to be made? Who voted yes? Was it fair? (Photo credits: The Irish Times) The proposed changes On the face of it, the referendum was posed as a way to update what seemed like an out-dated constitution; however, lurking underneath, there were arguably plans to make the role of President a much larger one.
May 2017 Monthly Goodreads
Articles Artificial intelligence is getting more powerful, and it's about to be everywhere (Vox) What if it happened here? (Vox) The Bullshitter-in-Chief (Vox) Ten years on - A decade after the crisis, how are the world's banks doing? (The Economist) Spy kids (The Economist) The Temer tape (The Economist) What did Donald Trump achieve in the Middle East? (The Economist) Courting trouble - Why Trumponomics won't make America great again (The Economist) Talking to the enemy - I