Millennials: The landless generation

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After the Global Financial Crisis, developed countries all over the world have created housing bubbles to prop-up their ailing economies, driving up prices, forever locking young people out of the market, diminishing their chance of financial security. You would be forgiven for thinking housing is the problem. In reality the problem is not housing but land. We explore why a land value tax is the only way to ensure prosperity for future generations. 

Creating Freedom

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In his latest book, ‘Creating Freedom,’ Raoul Martinez poses a fundamental question: ‘How can we be free if we can’t control the forces that shape us?’ Ross Ashcroft is joined by Martinez to answer this very question, how he sees society today and how we can start putting people and planet before profit and power.

We don’t have a fake news problem, we have a reality problem

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If the marriage between technology and the democratisation of information was meant to liberate the world, freedom has come at a strange cost: our perception of reality. Everything is a lie. Nothing is real. Behavioural economist, Nicole Matejic examines what happens when reality starts to feel like bizarro-world.

Long Live Food Waste

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Around one-third of all food produced for human consumption is never eaten. Environmentalists argue this is unacceptable but Dr Cameron Murray, himself a ‘fervent environmentalist’,  investigates why food-waste is actually an essential global food insurance policy.

Conspiracy Theories

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The term ‘conspiracy theory’ is one of the most divisive terms in the English language, used to shut-down dissent and inquiries into official narratives. US Professor Mark Crispin Miller was labelled a conspiracy theorist for claiming the right stole the 2004 Bush election. Today, the author of Loser Take All and Fooled Again says the term ‘fake news’ is being used as a US propaganda exercise to expedite war with Russia.

Reign of Terror

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The horror, confusion, vulnerability, and understandable rage people feel when there is another terrorist attack on their streets never diminishes. These acts aren’t just anti-human, they’re also diametrically opposed to Islamic principles. So where does this strain of terrorism come from?

Cup half empty: what’s behind life-threatening global water inequality?

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More than 1.5 million children a year die from water poverty. Experts say universal access is affordable, but for private sector interests & a lack of political will, 663 million people are left without access to clean drinking water. Eden Gillespie examines the escalating crisis.

Living in the hothouse

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For decades, western governments have been sacrificing the happiness and wellbeing of their citizens on the altar of macroeconomic growth, and it has finally caught up with us. Rachael Bolton explores the symptoms of financial and cultural anxiety.