"I am right." "Me too." - A cartoon of two people exercising their freedom of choice.

Why you can never lose The Freedom of Choice

November 25, 2016 Jason Webb 0

A lot gets said nowadays about freedom. Freedom seems to be the buzzword of the modern age. However, it’s actually quite funny that in these supposedly educated, liberated times, the term “freedom” is still used in such a confused way. I find it ironic to think of how free I […]

A Tsunami Evacuation Route Sign

Japan Earthquake – A Lesson in Education

November 22, 2016 Jason Webb 0

Last week, I drafted out an idea for an article about how we in the UK tend to live our lives with a certain level of complacency, as we don’t live with the constant fear of natural disasters or dangerous animals, like some countries do. However, after watching live news […]

A Burning Newspaper

Why it’s Not Good to Ban Tabloid Newspapers

November 19, 2016 Jason Webb 0

On Thursday, students at the City University of London voted to ban the tabloid newspapers The Sun, The Daily Mail, and The Daily Express from the campus. The move is part of a motion called “opposing fascism and social divisiveness in the UK media”, and is perhaps even more significant […]

A symbol of hatemongers and hate-mongering

Are you being manipulated by hatemongers?

November 18, 2016 Jason Webb 0

Here in the UK, there have recently been a series of adverts on TV for the National Lottery. However, rather than showing you the amazing life that you could be living if you win several million pounds, they take a rather different approach. Each advert features a celebrity who people […]

Stressed - Rainy Brain Sunny Brain

Are You Cursed by a Rainy Brain?

November 17, 2016 Jason Webb 0

I was watching an interesting programme on NHK World, the English-language Japanese TV channel, the other day. Despite being on a Japanese channel, it was actually a recording of a lecture given at Oxford University, right here in the the UK. The psychologist giving the lecture, Professor Elaine Fox, explained […]

A couple of frightened figures

What I learned from the US Election (and Brexit)

November 15, 2016 Jason Webb 0

I have to admit that, living in the UK, the result of last week’s US Presidential Election won’t have as much direct impact on me as it does on people who live in the States. However, there is an important lesson that we can all take away from the US […]