Eurozone recovery: is breaking up the euro the best solution?
The “Economic and Financial indicators” section of the latest issues of The Economist have brought some hope for the EU’s economic recovery. The Eurozone’s GDP grew by 2.7% in the last quarter of 2017 against lower expectations, with both France and Germany’s growth picking up by the end of the year. Yet, the durability of this recovery is questionable. The Eurozone still faces structural weaknesses that will prevent such countries from achieving the highest economic growth p
Incompatible? On economic globalisation and national democracy
Economic globalisation has come under attack - Brexit, the election of Trump, and the rise of populist nationalist parties across Europe are clear rejections of it. The popularity of the Leave campaign’s slogan ‘Take Back Control’ and the US’s America First policy are reflections of the broader sentiment that economic globalisation, through international trade deals and unions, has led to a loss of sovereignty, resulting in an erosion of national democracy. Boris takes back c
The Case Against Net Neutrality
Introduced by law in 2015 under then-President Barack Obama, Net Neutrality is the idea that ISPs (Internet Service Providers) should treat all data equally, and not discriminate or charge more by user, website or other such platforms. In December 2017, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) voted to repeal ‘Net Neutrality’ in the USA, incensing Internet users all over the country. (Source: TechSpot) A move to deregulate the ISP industry, the repeal of Net Neutrality law
The Fantasy that is Space Mining
You may or may not have heard of “space mining”. The first image that may come to your mind is big machines drilling deep into the Moon, and the next you know the orbital force has come undone and humans have managed to not only ruin the balance of Earth’s system but the entire solar system as well. Well, rest assured, this is not the case; space mining is, in simple terms, the sending of miners out to space in order to gather high demand resources from minor planets and the