Why Did ‘In Place of Strife’ Fail so Catastrophically?

    Written in 1969, the white paper ‘In Place of Strife’ was issued in a fruitless effort to reduce the power of the Trade Unions. Harold Wilson encouraged the writing of ‘In Place of Strife’ in an attempt boost the efficiency and productivity of the economy, and regain credibility with Britain’s electorate. Named after … More Why Did ‘In Place of Strife’ Fail so Catastrophically?

An Analysis of Meno’s Paradox, and Plato’s Response

The Socratic inquiry into the essence of virtue outlined in Plato’s Meno dialogue, describing an encounter between Socrates and Meno, and their discussions into the essence of virtue, and its ability to be taught and learnt brings about various issues. Meno’s paradox, for example, offers a tricky obstacle for not only Socrates’s search for the … More An Analysis of Meno’s Paradox, and Plato’s Response

Trading Blog: Recording Trades, Losses, Profits and Lessons Learned.

This blog series will be dedicated to recording my demo trades, their logic, and the potential profits, losses and lessons. I will present charts in order to highlight my technical analysis, and any fundamental analysis I use to support my trading decisions. The whole point of this is to learn how to trade! 02/01/2017 With … More Trading Blog: Recording Trades, Losses, Profits and Lessons Learned.

Human Nature, Conflict and the Fathers of Realism : Machiavelli vs Hobbes.

Both Niccolo Machiavelli and Thomas Hobbes, political philosophers during times of upheaval and advocates of the odorous nature of the human psyche, have, like many reflected upon the repugnant ability of a man to kill another in cold blood, a repeated feature of human relationships anywhere since the dawn of time. Machiavelli, a statesman during … More Human Nature, Conflict and the Fathers of Realism : Machiavelli vs Hobbes.

Ibn-Rushd: Plato and Islam? An Analysis of Islamic Philosophical Views.

With the rise of Christianity as a common school of religious and social thought following the decline of Rome, previously popular European philosophical intellects lost ground, subsequently absorbed by the “prosperous and enlightened Arab civilisation.” (Rubenstein, 2003 – p1). A civilisation that could be considered mostly unified in thought, language and text, the works of … More Ibn-Rushd: Plato and Islam? An Analysis of Islamic Philosophical Views.

The Compelling Connection between Homosexuality and Economic Development

To what extent do economic and cultural factors explain differences in the quality of democracy? Since the time of the Ancient Greeks, man has considered the various merits and pitfalls of the political system we know as democracy. While the likes of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and Cicero regarded democracy as in many ways fundamentally flawed, … More The Compelling Connection between Homosexuality and Economic Development

Asteroid Mining: The New Space Economy, or a Fleeting Fantasy?

Asteroid mining represents a colossal opportunity for the advancement of civilisation, the free market, technology and wealth. While the concept relies upon various technological advancements in the near future to succeed, such as AI on the moon, along with permanent bases, and solar propulsion technology, in theory it is entirely possible. … More Asteroid Mining: The New Space Economy, or a Fleeting Fantasy?