Liam Atkinson
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Based in Edinburgh, Liam Atkinson is a current affairs junkie, a Masters student in Economics, and should know better

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The Regulation of Rights: Leveson's Reforms are Right but Antidemocratic

(0) Comments | Posted 2 December 2012 | (21:50)

The press face a mismatch of incentives and the solutions proposed by the Leveson inquiry are admirable if marginally incomplete. The phone hacking scandal revealed sections of the press to be entirely without scruples in their pursuit of readership, and this is the point: there is a large demand for...

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Every Little Helps?

(0) Comments | Posted 24 October 2012 | (13:36)

In a society that is becoming increasingly polarised, increased self-empowerment and self-control are making victory all the sweeter and defeat all the more bitter.

In England during the middle ages, the poorest in society were referred to as 'unfortunates' - literally someone whom fortune had not happened upon. It was...

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The Eurozone: Raising a Political Deficit

(1) Comments | Posted 18 October 2012 | (14:22)

Today the Greek government faced a major deadline: they must implement a further 89 austerity-based policies or risk missing out on the next €30 billion bailout package. Required because of the market's distrust and enforced by the Troika, it is not hard to see why the Greek people are protesting...

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