UK vote on Syria premature

The UK messed up its foreign policy decision making towards the use of chemical weapons in Syria. In the Guardian today: The prospect of British involvement in military action in Syria ended dramatically last night when David Cameron suffered a surprise and humiliating Commons defeat on the issue. Despite concessions by the Prime Minister to…

Nomophobia and technology

I decided to write this post after a confluence of events, of which Al Jazeera’s news item on nomophobia  was decisive. Webster’s dictionary defines nomophobia as a pathological fear or dread of not having one’s mobile phone Now, this is both sad but true for, at least, myself; and, given the fact that it is in Webster’s…

Snippet: The richest 1%

I’ve been wondering about the GDP level of countries when excluding the richest 1% of the population. This is not too easy to find, but I have come across some very interesting information produced by “The World Top Income Database”. The graph shows the income share of the top 1% in a selection of countries…