Currently those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol can claim benefits. The benefits they claim can vary from their housing benefits to job seekers allowance. The Home Office are considering proposals to withdraw these benefits from drug users who refuse treatment for their addiction. Is this the b
Government after government has followed the policy of locking more and more criminals up. New sentences are created and the sentencing make tougher in order to prove that government is being tough on crime. We have now reached the limits of that policy and faced with having to cut costs the Justice
Video games are both becoming increasingly expensive and getting increasingly large returns on their investment. They are beginning to outperform blockbuster movies in takings. They give many more hours of entertainment and they are engaging rather than being a passive entertainment, so better all
Do-Gooders, philanthropists, humanitarian people, the ones who care; gotta love 'em. But is it always good to care? I'd like to relay a story my principal related to the school long ago: Once upon a time there was a caterpillar stuck in its cocoon and a goodly well-meaning stranger grabbed his sciss
So let it be with Caesar?
Is it true that we do not posthumously celebrate philanthropy as much as we denounce/celebrate evil? Hitler versus Mother Teresa? Can you name a late philanthropist for every Jack the ripper, Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Husein, Gadaffi, Guy Fawkes and so on? Do we know o
Competition is a boon not a bane. In economics we are made to believe that if regulation was removed altogether we will have perfect free market economies in the long run; that will be more efficient than any economic scenario imaginable in the short run.
In academia: The idea that competitio
It certainly seems like it matters where you go to university. There is great competition for top universities around the world. Many even pay a lot more to get into one of the best universities; presumably there is some reward for the cost at the end. Is a first or 2/1 from Oxford really better tha
The science budget is one of the area’s most likely to be cut or at least frozen when the cuts in government spending begin to bite. However many scientists criticise this as undermining our economy in the longer term. The Obama administration in the USA is increasing its science budget and the r
From China in Asia to Nigeria, Africa, mobile innovation has taken a rapid penetration. However, this is possible as young people fully embrace new technologies and become active users. But then, questions arises that these innovations on the other hand become time waster/stealer from young people f
Eton-college/Andover is by far the most preferred institution for boys all over Britain/the-world/The-U.S. Perhaps, because it offers the best education a boy can have. How many coed schools compare? Zero.
A lot has been in the news regarding the effect the snow and cold weather has had on our economy, and most agree that the snow has been disastrous for a recession struck financial structure. However, can we find the positive aspects that the snow has had on our economy?
The more money a sport gains the more it seems to move away from its core values and it seems the more likely there is to be cheats. Of course the more money there is as a reward the greater the incentive is to cheat to get that money. This year there have been numerous cases of cheating being caugh
We all applaud when very rich people pledge to give away most of their billions, but they are usually left with millions to pass on, still much more than most people would expect to earn in their lifetime. It seems obvious that these very rich people don’t need all of their wealth so should give i
Taxpayers are funding the repatriation of thousands of Eastern European immigrants who have been unable to secure accommodation or employment in Britain. Should it be to the expense of the hardworking taxpayer?
According to Ed Balls, the Children and Schools Secretary, the current global recession is "the most serious global recession for over 100 years" and is described as "a financial crisis more extreme and more serious than that of the 1930s". (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/457194
The conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government have taken a review on the welfare payments offered to everyone. These benefits include the child allowance and winter fuel payments for pensioners. These benefits everyone can claim regardless of their income or wealth. However, given the criti