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Are we innovating less?

According to Huebner (2005) the per capita rate of innovation has been falling steadily since roughly the middle of the 19th century. He constructs an index of innovation by looking at independently-created lists of events in the history of science and... Read More »

The point about visa systems is that they are reciprocal

We don’t do party political partisanship around here so allow us to tip toe very gently through this latest proposal from the Labour Party over visas, tourist taxes and waivers. There’s a significant problem with what is being suggested:... Read More »

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Why gamergate will lose

Gamergate is one of the most interesting cultural issues that has appeared in years. It is a rare time that the losing side of the culture war has put up a good fight. But the anti-gamergate side will win, because Progress always... Read More »