Occupying Space – The Geopolitics of the Cosmos

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the first man on the Moon, we must not allow our reading of history to be defined by a nationalist agenda. On July 20th 1969, at approximately 17 minutes past 8 in the evening (GMT), NASA’s Apollo XI mission successfully landed its Eagle module on the surface of […]

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Building Windmills: Green Politics Beyond the Watershed

As we enter a watershed moment, and talk of a Green New Deal begins to permeate mainstream public discourse, the Left must utilise its historical monopoly on Green Politics, and push forward proposals that ensure a ‘just transition’ to a new eco-centric economy. Since its inception in 2018, the climate protest group known as Extinction Rebellion […]

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The Prisoner’s Dilemma

The prisoner’s dilemma is a standard example of game theory. It shows why two completely rational individuals might not cooperate, even if it appears that it is in their best interests to do so. The following example was formalised by Albert W. Tucker, who coined the term the “prisoner’s dilemma”, presenting the game as follows: Two criminals are arrested and imprisoned. […]

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A User’s Guide to ‘Discussing Gilets Jaunes’

To help visualize our recent podcast on the Gilets Jaunes – here are some photos and videos that I took from the experience: pic.twitter.com/MbNNF3o6tk — Aaron White (@aaronwolfwhite) January 11, 2019 ‘2008: We Don’t Forget. Give us our money back’#GiletJaunes #ActeIX #YellowVest #Paris pic.twitter.com/tu6P5wpxBp — The Junction (@tweetthejunc) January 12, 2019 Tax Evasion + Financing […]

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The Overton Window

‘The Overton Window’ is a concept named after its originator Joseph Overton, a former member of the US based free-market Think Tank the Mackinac Centre for Public Policy. It describes the acceptable parameters of public discourse within a particular society. Overton contended that the viability of a public policy depended on its position within or […]

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