A huge survey of people in their 20s and 30s in the U.S., India and Russia finds they envision a more fluid world without borders.
Whilst we can never run the public sector exactly like a business, it can adopt many of its key values such as accountability, transparency and efficiency. If it does this, then the robots just might not take over.
I'm not sure whether Vadim's characterisation is accurate, but I like to believe so. Even when football leaves you running for your life, screaming - perhaps a mutual respect between nations lies at its heart.
Xenophobia as a primordial instinct, arose with the appearance of living beings on Earth as a natural response to the threat
Imagine a future where your furnishings and clothes are made locally by artisans and makers who live on your street. Your
'De-Globalisation' Or 'Re-globalisation'? The Former Is The New Project Of The Populist Right, The Latter Needs To Be The New Vision Of The Centre-Left
Of course, the reason they are not, simply put, is 'politics', and politics can change. I will therefore come back to the politics of 're-globalisation' in due course, perhaps after allowing a period for the Trump Presidency to begin to show its colours.
The spread of unchecked market capitalism has only reproduced inequality and the concentration of power in the hands of the 1%. Time to rethink the model.
The triumphant victories this year of the Brexiteers and Donald Trump has made one thing loud and clear. The nation state is far from dead. Predicted as a soon-to-be endangered species, it has made a glorified return in 2016, returning stronger than ever. The message from both sides of the Atlantic is: shut up shop, protect your own people and don't allow the 'other' in.
The true inspiration to be drawn from this economic restructuring is the power of hope - the courage to dream and aspire to a better future, in what can only be described as a testament to the power of human will and determination, transcending all cultures and borders. Time will tell if our tenacity and persistence will allow us to prevail.
Those who (like me) believe that open economies remain the best way of securing broadly-based prosperity need to take these wider questions of policy design and public consent seriously. Far more so than has been the case over the last generation, and in ways that will upset aspects of conventional thinking.