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Disagree with Speakers at Your Uni? Respond with Good Arguments, Not Safe Spaces.
5 min read, Free Speech, Perspective

Disagree with Speakers at Your Uni? Respond with Good Arguments, Not Safe Spaces.

If you are a university student, you're likely to have been exposed to people who believe in the need for safe spaces and trigger warnings. The majority of staff, students and high-ranking figures in the NUS including its President, Malia Bouatt, support these policies. But despite the support of high-profile figures in academia for the...
Has Geography Become Insignificant in Today’s World?
5 min read, It's the Economy, Perspective

Has Geography Become Insignificant in Today’s World?

“The World is Flat” claimed Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman, in 2006. Citing the role of communication and transport space-shrinking technologies, Friedman argued that geography mattered less than ever before in the global economy. Similarly, a few weeks ago, International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, declared that we live in a “post-geography trading world”. So...
Many Big Firms Do Vile Things for Profit. But Some are Paving the Way for Change.
5 min read, Perspective, TSJf

Many Big Firms Do Vile Things for Profit. But Some are Paving the Way for Change.

In 1973, British economist Ernst Schumacher published a book that changed the way we think about business. Titled ‘Small is beautiful’, he challenged the notion that “bigger is always better”.  Schumacher argued that the smaller the scale of operation of a business, the more likely its activity will be sustainable. Today, his work is used…

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