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Being a slave to the future

Being a slave to the future

An inquiry into the logic of working in the present in order to save for future gain What prompted this discourse was as follows: I was offered some employment during the Christmas holidays; yet my finances are healthy enough that I do not actually need the money currently and so it has no bearing on…

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Interview with Tom Ilube, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Interview with Tom Ilube, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Ranked first on the Powerlist (an annual listing celebrating the UK’s most powerful people with African or Afro-Caribbean heritage) in 2017, our next interview features Tom Ilube! He is a British entrepreneur and philanthropist whose career has been nothing short of exciting. From humble beginnings in PwC and Goldman Sachs (!), he decided to venture into the world…

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Artificial intelligence: a socio-economic and political reboot

Artificial intelligence: a socio-economic and political reboot

The so-called “machinery question” continues to dominate the headlines, founded on fears that artificial intelligence – a technological development which enables human tasks to be automated – is advancing too rapidly. Newspaper articles, online blogs and academic studies foretell a future where “droids are sitting at our desks” while human labour falls into obsolescence. In…

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The PFI Puzzle

The PFI Puzzle

News in January was dominated by the collapse of Carillion, the second largest engineering firm in the country employing almost 20,000 British workers. Since Carillion held many government contracts such as on health, schools and prisons, the subsequent liquidation of the company has prompted many to question the use of private finance initiatives (PFI) by…

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