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Posts relating to society in some way, such as politics or social development

Could behavioural change, driven by exemplars and rewards, be more effective at solving income inequality and poverty than taxing the wealthy?

Society, June 20th, 2017

As I stood on the freezing cold platform at Watford Junction waiting for my (delayed again) train to arrived it struck me. I can service clients in Australia and Singapore from a desk in a room in Watford, yet a client based in London expects me to travel for 2 and a half hours a […]

Society, March 17th, 2017

During the late 1990s and early 00’s the UK Government made it far easier for people to start their own businesses. It led to a boom in “micro-businesses”, small companies that might have a single employee and could be nothing more than a hobby creating some money on the side. Today we’ve seen the concept […]

Society, March 11th, 2017

Seen on London's Southbank

Photography and Imagery, December 16th, 2016

27 years ago Germany was divided into the democratic West Germany and the communist East (ironically called the German Democratic Republic). While the west enjoyed the benefits of democracy in the east there was oppression, repression and poverty. Between the two ideologies stood a wall, much of it barbed wire and fences and armed guards, […]

Politics, November 9th, 2016

In a tribunal in the heart of London Uber discovered its workforce was rather larger than at the start of the day. A landmark judgment handed down by an Employment Tribunal has determined Uber drivers are not self-employed but rather employees of the ubiquitous virtual taxi company. Needless to say many of those engaged in […]

Society, October 29th, 2016

The UK Government has announced an end to the “Help to buy” scheme that was designed to help people own their first home. That it has come to a stop should be a surprise to no one as when it was set up then Chancellor George Osborne was clear it would end in 2016. Yet […]

Society, October 5th, 2016

Glamour photography has picked up a reputation as a hiding place for misogynists and exploiters, with photographers frequently being labelled as such. But is this fair when those who make the claims have little idea what goes on behind the camera?

Cate, September 17th, 2016

My partner and I have discussed vacating the shores of the UK and settling in Japan. Frankly Brexit was a major wake up call that made me realise I’ve been limiting myself creatively and professionally by remaining within the UK. While there is potential for me to benefit in the short to medium term from […]

Society, August 29th, 2016

My relationship with HSBC was short lived. I’d intended on using them as the business for my bank after the Co-operative annoyed me one last time. One thing led to another and after a pretty pleasant (if uninspiring) onboarding I found myself locked out of my online account before I’d even managed to get access […]

Society, August 8th, 2016

For all the tales of Hiroshima and the devastation caused by “the bomb” dropped on the city and its inhabitants, I think this is one of the most profound. This tree survived the blast. It stands on the edge of Hiroshima’s rebuilt castle, acting like nature’s memorial to her fallen. Surviving devastating heat and shockwaves, […]

Society, August 6th, 2016

For the past few weeks I’ve been looking at ways to break the link between where I am physically based and the income I can generate. This was driven in large part by the Brexit vote prompting me to reappraise whether I want to remain in a UK I don’t believe in, but what it’s […]

Society, August 1st, 2016

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