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How to stop the jobs crisis and bring jobs back home

The Great Recession has been going on for four years, with no end in sight. A great part of the problem is financial: we borrowed too much money for …

Economics

Keynes and Hayek are both dead, and wrong

Despite the fact that both John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich August Hayek are dead, their ideas are very much alive today and form the basis of …

Economics

Establishing a price floor for energy

Share This<p>Capitalism is a wonderful system for providing pricing signals to businesses to produce more or less of a particular product.<p>If demand for …

Natural Gas

Training the enemy – Afghanistan

Share This<p>Over the past few weeks there have been a number of attacks on Allied forces in Afghanistan by Afghan government forces who were supposed …

Afghanistan

Why do we need the military? Securing energy supplies and trade routes

History Future Now looks at our military expenditure and asks two basic questions: first, what is the purpose of the military and second, if we did …

War

If you switched the US annual budget for its fleet in the Persian Gulf to solar PV, you could provide free electricity to all of the US

Share This<p>If you switched the US budget for its fleet in the Persian Gulf to solar PV, you could provide free electricity to all of the US. The US …

Renewable Energy

The North African Threat and Mediterranean Reunification

North Africa does not appear to be a military and political threat to the European Union. Why should it? In the last few years most of its countries …

Africa

World population since creation: 5,500BC to today

History Future Now has been researching for an article regarding global population and wanted some data about population numbers over time. This came …

Geography

Malthus was wrong. Is he still wrong?

In 2004 History Future Now went on a mission to read the most influential books on economic and philosophical theory. Books selected were …

What happens when China becomes the largest economy in the world?

Share This<p>According to the OECD, China is due to overtake the US economy as the largest in the world in three years. By 2030 it predicts that China …

Economics

Why China could invade Taiwan – and get away with it

Share This<p>The story of how the Republic of China became Taiwan and its relationship with mainland China is fascinating. How many people in the West …

China

Who benefits from our increased social fragmentation?

Cable television and satellite radio stations have been praised for providing greater choice and criticised for the fragmentation of our societies. …

Seeing Ghosts: merging the real world with the virtual world

Share This<p>Tags<p>Science fiction provides an endless parade of humans living in a virtual reality world. Tron, the classic 1982 Disney science fiction …

Who are the losers in the energy revolution?

Share This<p>If you own shares in energy companies that are not focusing on solar energy, you should consider selling now, while people are still half …

Debt jubilees and hyperinflation – why history shows that this might be the way forward for us all

Share This<p>Government debt levels in the United States, European Union and Japan are at all time historic highs, after decades of borrowing money to …

Will Creationism damage US competitiveness?

Share This<p>Conservative Christians helping evolutionary biologists get closer to God<p>Survey after survey show that Americans are uneasy about the …

Creationism

How climate change will drive new barbarian hordes into Europe

The Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire which followed it, was one of the most successful multi ethnic, multi cultural, multi linguistic and multi …

Digging for rare earths: The mines where iPhones are born | Apple

Share This<p>A few weeks ago, History Future Now wrote about rare earths and the transfer of power from China (see article: Rare earth metals, China and …

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math- Rolling Stone

In July 2012 Bill McKibben wrote an article in Rolling Stone magazine about Global Warming describing the terrifying math that should concern us …

Taxi and bus drivers beware: Google cars will take your jobs

Share This<p>Google’s self driving cars are about to move out of the shadows and into the limelight following a major new victory in California as the …

Roots: A historical understanding of climate change denial, creationism and slavery – 1629-1775

humanity to fulfill the stipulation of Genesis 1:28 to multiply and to fill, subdue, and rule the Earth—a stipulation repeated in God’s covenant with …

Standing on the shoulders of toddlers- why we have never grown up and what this means for our future

Share This<p>Tags<p>Once upon a time, you were a toddler. By the simple act of covering your eyes with your hands the people around you would cease to …

Space

An American parable: The rise of Venetian inequality and the decline of prosperity

Share This<p>A new book, <i>Why Nations Fail: the Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty,</i> looks at the historical roots as to why some countries are rich …

Lets talk about Sex: Does the separation of pleasure and procreation mean the end of people?

Everybody knows that the world’s population has increased dramatically since 1930 – population 2 billion – to today – population 7.1. Most people …

Henry Viii

Dealing with the consequences of climate chance inaction: the impact of food

Share This<p>In a previous article History Future Now admitted defeat: climate change is happening and there is no viable political solution which will …

The Origins of Christianity and the Universe: Constantine and the Cosmic Microwave Background

Superficially the Roman Emperor Constantine, who made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire, and the Planck Observatory, which just …

Are Europeans fundamentally racist?

Share This<p>Switzerland has a unique form of democracy which allows for referendums to be held on any issue so long as the proponents gather a minimum …

Two key fertilisers are running out. When they are gone we will starve- Jeremy Grantham

Jeremy Grantham, the world famous financier who warned of the 1989 Tokyo stock market crash, US growth stocks crash in 2000 and the financial sector …

Crisis: or an explanation on the origins of the decline of the West

Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus was written around 1592 and was based on an earlier German work about Dr Faustus, a talented German scholar …