History Matters

Economics is usually discussed in a vacuum devoid of any reference to history or culture. The economy is viewed as a place without a past and little distinction is made between policies implemented in Japan, Scandinavia or America. However, in reality the past shapes the future far more than we realise. The state we’re in depends hugely on the actions and events of decades or even generations earlier. Economies were not born yesterday; they are hugely shaped by what came before. In other words, history matters. Continue reading “History Matters”

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New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t normally do New Years Resolutions, but I thought there’s a first time for everything. I find that I’m more likely to do something if I’ve set myself a goal or target. So here are my four goals for 2013. Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions”

Esperanto

What if everyone spoke the one language? What if this was done on an equal level instead of one culture dominating all others? What if there was a language designed so that it was easy to learn? What if there was a language without all the pointless and confusing grammar? What if there was a language to unite the world? There is, and it’s called Esperanto.

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