Refugees: Why European protectionism in the face of the refugee crisis is not only morally reprehensible but economically ill-advised

Early September in Munich, hundreds of mostly Syrian refugees arrived at the central train station cheered and welcomed by Bavarians on all sides. Images showed an instant of sincerity and humanity: timidity, hope, and fear on the faces of the arriving children, women, and men. These images went around the world, they touched our hearts […]

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Clubber of the week

There are two kinds of people who celebrate their birthday several times, over an extended period and with a different social group each time; diehard socialites and members of the Royal Family. Our clubber of the week this week is none other than the Atik-loving, Bridge-frequenting, PT-hating Stefanie Paterson. You probably know her. We followed […]

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The homeless shouldn’t be punished

According to its website, Oxford City Council’s proposed city-centre Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) “is about creating a safe and welcoming city centre for residents, businesses and tourists”. If you are homeless, however, your life is about to get a whole lot harder. Criminalising a number of behaviours deemed to be anti-social, the proposed PSPO […]

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