Books, Essays

Looking at the FOUR FUTURES of Earth

Have you ever read a fan theory? I've had the misfortune of reading (and having written) plenty. With geek franchises dominating the global cinema scene, fansites regularly run stories about the latest theories to get more than three upvotes on Reddit, banking on humanity's seemingly endless yearning for understanding the future of what they care… Continue reading Looking at the FOUR FUTURES of Earth

Books, Essays, Politics

It’s NARRATIVE POLITICS, Stupid

Back in 2016, as Trump and Brexit tore across the western world, I was struggling to understand. Why had these forces become so powerful now? What were the campaigns doing which were proving so effective? Specifically, what were the losing campaigns - Remain and Hillary Clinton - not doing? Around the same time, I was… Continue reading It’s NARRATIVE POLITICS, Stupid

Books, Essays, Politics

Journey to the UTOPIA FOR REALISTS

As I recently wrote in my review of Doughnut Economics, an entire literary market - largely of the left-wing variety - has sprung up to capitalise on the post-economic crash confusion left in the wake of 2008. Academics, journalists and politicians are all racking their brains for big answers to even-bigger questions, praying that confounded… Continue reading Journey to the UTOPIA FOR REALISTS

Books, Essays

ALL OUT WAR: An A+ Analysis of Brexit

Where were you when Britain voted to leave the European Union? I remember quite clearly. I stayed up all night, my predictions bearing true as result after result came in. My mum woke me up in the early hours, minutes before David Cameron resigned. I showed up at college, dazed, meeting with my friends, similarly… Continue reading ALL OUT WAR: An A+ Analysis of Brexit

Books, Essays

DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS Will Make You Hungry for Change

The decade-long crisis in global politics and economics may provide nightmare fuel for the politicians, the economists and those who must deal with the consequences of their decisions, but it is a lucrative literary boon to the academic. Every dusty hypothesis, from the cranked to the ingenious, has been sent from the office drawers to… Continue reading DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS Will Make You Hungry for Change

Books, Essays

Has The Economist Written the Future of Liberalism?

For some, an anniversary marks the time for wonderful nostalgia. Reliving the greatest hits can be invigorating, but for liberalism, it would be blind. Not to say that liberalism hasn't produced plenty of great hits (they are impossible to count), rather those hits are no longer enough to sustain the momentum. As anyone who has… Continue reading Has The Economist Written the Future of Liberalism?