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Bad news can be good for you. But the news needs to get more informative, analytical, and investigative — debates and simple presentations are not enough.

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The Chancellor’s Budget on Wednesday set out a broadly positive economic roadmap for recovery, but many important policies were missing.

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  1. continuing the economic support associated with the lockdown restrictions
  2. supporting the recovery from the pandemic with fiscal stimulus and keeping taxes low
  3. setting out a plan to deal with the debt accrued during the pandemic


Transgender people endure vile attacks, invalidation by trans-exclusionary feminists, and invalidation by the law. It’s time for change.

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Kai Medina (Mk170101), CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons


And it could be a lot worse than the last one.

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The story of American capitalism is of corruption and entrenchment. Robinhood and Wall Street have now taken that to a whole new level.

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The genocide of the Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang is a humanitarian atrocity, but too many on the left are turning a blind eye.

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Our education system is not fit for purpose, trust in democracy is extremely low, and misinformation is rife. A new focus in education could fix all of that.

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The third-worst per capita death rate in the world, and the deepest recession in the G7. How did we get here?

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Individuals have had a range of reactions to the pandemic: terror, apathy, and denial chief among them. Why do we react so differently?

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While Washington DC condemned genocide in China, Westminster chose trade over human rights.

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