12.1.19

Art at a Price

The most expensive work of art ever sold is currently Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, which fetched $450 million. $50.3m of this was auction fees, so someone had a truly good day at the office. Although...

27.12.18

Political, Economic And Cultural Effects of Connectivity, Communications, Surveillance...

This is a good time of the year to reflect on our industry and its place in today’s society – not so much in respect of all of the important issues of the day, or from the year past, but on the broader...

05.12.18

Donald Trump, Neoliberalism and Reusable Coffee Cups: Climate Change in 2018

These days, many people across the globe face increasing pressure to adopt ‘eco-friendly’ lifestyles in order to combat climate change that may be causing weather extremes. Charges on single-use plastic...

04.12.18

Universal Credit: What Is It?

Aimed to be fully completed by March 2022, the Universal Credit system has been a topic of debate between members of Parliament. The policy combines Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credit, Income Support,...

02.12.18

Knife Crime: Peer Pressure, Revenge and Broken Families

Knife crime – Britain has become notorious for it. Some people compare it to the American gun violence epidemic. Most acts of knife violence are committed by 15-25 year old males who come from working...

11.11.18

Big Data for the Common Good of Local Communities

Big data could be one of the most important tools to assist human society in the future. Our increasingly complex society will be able to continue to move forward based on rational, scientific facts...

14.10.18

Brexit: The Ongoing Story

Theresa May’s recent Chequers plan continues (or rather, does not move along at all) the discussion around Brexit. May’s proposal incorporates security, the economy, ‘future areas of cooperation’...

07.10.18

Venezuela and the Desperate Refugee Crisis

Venezuela is suffering a terrible crisis at the moment with a plethora of issues. The water has been turned off in certain parts of the country and there is an issue with hunger spreading throughout that...

12.9.18

Will 5G Trigger Smart City PPP Collaboration?

As discussed in previous analyses, the arrival of 5G will trigger a totally new development in telecommunications. Not just in relation to better broadband services on mobile phones – it will also generate...

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