In the UK, the decision has recently been taken to equip all armed policemen with body camera. The Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe was quoted saying: “I do acknowledge that we need to do more to build trust with the people of London and there are [...]
I honestly thought that there was some spiritual background to being the Roman Catholic Pope. You are officially the successor of Saint-Peter, and as such the protector of the Church on Earth. After all you are entitled to the keys to Heaven. I thought that the Pope was elected because the Holy Spirit would induce the [...]
This week’s Analysis episode (BBC Radio 4) gives listeners who, like me, are unfamiliar with the Middle-East a very good introduction to the Alawis, or Alawites. They are a sect of Islam, considered by Sunnis as heterodox.
They have been a minority, who felt persecuted for [...]
We are often told that protectionnism is bad, but not necessarily know why it is bad. There’s a myriad of problems, but the biggest concern is that protectionnism inflates prices. By favouring local companies instead of potentially cheaper foreign ones, protectionnism reduces competition between firms. Local firms have less incentives to price their products competitively.
I finally let an unearthly sigh of relief as the results of the US presidential elections were announced, plastered, shouted, tweeted, facebooked, broadcast, podcast, all over the world. And the reason I sighed is not because of the winner (although Obama did appear more in touch with reality, facts, stats, etc.). The reason was that elections [...]
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