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The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

Backbencher April 17, 2013 3

  Why do people believe in conspiracy theories? UFOs, Area 51, The Illuminati, 9/11, New World Order, ‘chemtrails’, the moon landing – there’s conspiracies about all of them and many people believe them. I’m

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A Lesson From Thoreau: Dealing with an Unjust Government

A Lesson From Thoreau: Dealing with an Unjust Government

Backbencher March 20, 2013 0

  Sam Woolfe looks at the lessons Henry Thoreau can teach us about how to go about dealing with governments we consider illegitimate.   Henry David Thoreau (1816-1862) is perhaps most famous for his

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Reforming Economic Theory

Reforming Economic Theory

Backbencher February 14, 2013 1

Corporatism, Free Markets, Public Investments…Is it time to rethink the whole subject of economic theory? The story of Britain’s economic liberalisation was based on the assumption that a stronger role for the state is economically

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