Football is the most global sport; you can find people playing it from the favelas of Brazil to the new megacities of Asia. However it is very much a tribal game, you support your team and sometimes your country against all comers. This can result in outbreaks of violence and hooliganism when two se
We all like to win; so a cooperative game where everybody gets something 'should' be desirable for everyone who is risk-averse and diplomatic. However, risk takers prefer zero-sum games; in which there is a clear winner and loser/losers.
One of the greatest sporting shows on earth is underway in South Africa. The football has so far not been as good as might have been expected but what are the benefits to the hosts? The Olympics in particular used to be known as an event that often leaves a city that hosts the event in significant d
It's been estimated Britain had to invest around £15m for each gold medal won. With similar figures coming from Australia – and presumably other countries too – the question is, is this money well spent? Are we getting a good return on investment or should we put our limited resources elsewhe
British Bulldog is a traditional playground game a bit like tag; players have to run from one side of the playing field to the other without being caught by one of the designated 'bulldogs'. It can get quite violent, which has led to it being banned by many schools. But is this cotton wool approach
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
From the 2010/11 season the EPL will essentially require 8 of out of 25 players to be ‘home-grown.’ This does not necessarily mean that they have to be of British nationality and the rule is designed to fight against the irresponsible transfers of recent weeks and perhaps to reduce the strain on
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.