Has overconsumption dissociated us from the products we buy? An exploration of Degrowth

By Francis Forsey In a society where mass consumption fuels day-to-day life, it is easy to become disassociated from the products we buy. UK consumer spending in the 3rd Quarter of 2018 peaked at £336,079 million, a record high since monitoring data began in 1955 (Trading Economics). Capitalism, championed by Western states such as theContinue reading “Has overconsumption dissociated us from the products we buy? An exploration of Degrowth”

Rwandan Genocide: How the UN facilitated one of the most devastating genocides in history

By Francis Forsey Content Warning: This article will discuss themes of genocide. ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’ – George Santayana (1906) This popular quote has been emblazoned upon many murals and memorials, and ingrained in the hearts of many historians and political commentators. 24 years on, the UN hasContinue reading “Rwandan Genocide: How the UN facilitated one of the most devastating genocides in history”

Many say Djibouti could soon become the next Dubai or Singapore, so what is holding it back?

By Francis Forsey Known by few in common society, Djibouti is a country to watch. With a population of 942,333 (2016), and a land area of 23,200 km2, Djibouti is one the smallest countries in the international community. To compare Djibouti to the hegemonic states around the world, such the United States, Russia or China,Continue reading “Many say Djibouti could soon become the next Dubai or Singapore, so what is holding it back?”