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Antiscience GM crop bans: bad for Scotland but actually costing lives in developing countries

Antiscience GM crop bans: bad for Scotland but actually costing lives in developing countries

Sophie Sandor September 29, 2016 1

The idea that genetically-modified crops are unsafe is dangerous yet it is believed by a surprising number of people because of unfounded suspicion and resulting propaganda that has been peddled by its opponents for

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WATCH: Why Jeremy Corbyn’s Plan To Introduce Rent Controls Is A Bad Idea

WATCH: Why Jeremy Corbyn’s Plan To Introduce Rent Controls Is A Bad Idea

Sophie Sandor August 17, 2016 0

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The Great University Illusion

The Great University Illusion

Sophie Sandor August 14, 2016 2

The value of having a degree is shrinking as more and more people are graduating and the playing field is levelling. But this doesn’t mean it’s not worth having one. While you won’t stand

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Named Person law declared illegal by Supreme Court – but the battle is far from over

Named Person law declared illegal by Supreme Court – but the battle is far from over

Sophie Sandor July 31, 2016 1

If you talk to the average parent in Scotland today, you will be painted quite an unsettling and surprising picture, even if you have been been following in the news opposition to schemes like

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No, young people were not ‘robbed’ of our future

No, young people were not ‘robbed’ of our future

Sophie Sandor June 30, 2016 0

Scotland’s First Minister is now trying to take Scotland out of the UK because more Scottish people voted to remain in the EU than they did to leave – but there is something very

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More Police Forces Are De-Prioritising Cannabis – And They Are Probably Right To Do So

More Police Forces Are De-Prioritising Cannabis – And They Are Probably Right To Do So

Sophie Sandor June 21, 2016 0

It’s been hard to shift opinion at the top about cannabis use for medical purposes. Now police forces, the very people who are enforcing the war on drugs, are beginning to change that. And

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Why does inequality steal the limelight when the real problem is poverty?

Why does inequality steal the limelight when the real problem is poverty?

Sophie Sandor June 6, 2016 0

The interplay between inequality and envy is rife as privileged people with a public platform insist on causing a stir about the super-rich in society. They don’t have a problem with their own levels

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The National Living Wage: Jeopardising 60,000 Jobs

The National Living Wage: Jeopardising 60,000 Jobs

Sophie Sandor April 1, 2016 0

Today the National Living Wage was implemented in the UK making it a legal requirement for employers to pay their workers who are over 25 years old at least £7.20 per hour, which is 10% up

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Black cabs are fighting a losing battle against Uber

Black cabs are fighting a losing battle against Uber

Sophie Sandor March 21, 2016 6

A new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research examines different types of taxis in terms of efficiency across five cities by comparing UberX drivers with traditional taxi drivers. Efficiency is measured

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Scottish independence and Brexit aren’t the same principle

Scottish independence and Brexit aren’t the same principle

Sophie Sandor March 10, 2016 0

Recently I went to an IEA talk on the latest Human Freedom Index. Its co-author, Tanja Porčnik, said she could not see by the HFI’s measures how the freedoms of citizens in the European

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