Trickle-down Economics, I don’t think so…

 

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Review by Ashley Chapman

‘Inequality is threatening Capitalism itself,’ is unequivocally proposed in this interesting and revealing documentary The Super-Rich and Us for BBC television. Jacques Peretti heads off to interview economists and billionaires in an attempt to try and find out if the Super-Rich are net contributors or not.

Recent OECD figures suggest that Britain’s economy would have grown by twenty per cent had the rich paid their fair share of tax and wealth was spread more evenly.

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Hyperion Cantos

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The shrike awaits…

 

Review by Ashley Chapman

One of the main themes in Dan Simmons’ Hyperion Cantos is how humanity’s future among the stars may be affected by artificial intelligence (AI).

“Simmons wants us to know that while AI is potentially highly toxic, malignantly thrashing about in its own depth, conversely it can cast light on the mind-soul scoop that lies paradoxically at the heart of man’s nature.”

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