Shallow Dive

Shallow Dive

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March 11, 2020

It could be put off no longer: we finally talk about coronavirus (and other things...) --- The UK is attempting a novel and controversial strategy to combat the coronavirus, putting behavioural science front and centre The US has not been testing enough p

#6: Refugees, Mali & Old Man Joe
March 05, 2020

Turkey is encouraging refugees to head to Greece and the EU aren’t happy. Meanwhile climate change is only going to make the problem worse, on a global scale. Also British troops are heading to Mali. -- Turkey turns a blind eye as refugees head for bord

#5: India, NIMBYs, bedbugs and Biden
February 27, 2020

India is struck with ethnic violence , France is overrun with bedbugs, and we ask: are local councils preventing action on climate change? --- Further reading: 32 people died in Delhi as mobs attacked majority-Muslim areas of the city, following protes

#4: Immigration Talking Points
February 20, 2020

The government brings out its plan for a points-based immigration system, the Democratic Party holds yet another debate in its quest to find a nominee to take on Donald Trump, and we ask: is every billionaire a policy failure? --- Further reading: UCU

#3: Justice, Badgers, and the BBC
February 13, 2020

The rule of law is under attack everywhere, it seems, but Ecuador. Plus Donald Trump’s many questions about badgers, and we ask: should the licence fee be scrapped? ---  Further reading: Sajid Javid is out, after a cabinet reshuffle that was more

#2: Chaos in Iowa, and the case for regulating Facebook
February 06, 2020

The Iowa Caucuses descended into chaos, Russian police have been convicted of busting their own drug den, and we ask: should the government step in to save Facebook from itself? --- Further reading: The Iowa caucuses were utter chaos. Doing well in Io

#1: Huawei, & the case for open borders
January 30, 2020

The government decides to allow Huawei into the UKs 5G infrastructure, a rare sighting of a Bolivian glass frog, and we ask: are open borders the way to go?---Further Reading:Johnsons controversial decision to allow Huawei in. The Huawei mo