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Business — In Search of the Big Bang.

January 14, 2014 | supplies all the information you’ll probably ever need about cocaine, in its many variant forms.

Cocaine is an alkaloid found in leaves of the South American shrub Erythroxylon coca. It is a powerfully reinforcing psychostimulant. The drug induces a … Read More

Lifestyle Trends Affecting Global Business

January 14, 2014 |

Foresight and consulting firm Social Technologies analyzes the business implications of 20 major trends shaping the lives of global consumers.

The size and structure of families are changing all around the world, and a new wave of middle-class growth is … Read More

Did Rock Music Peak Right Before Oil Did?

December 30, 2013 |

What’s the correlation between good, quality rock music and worldwide oil supplies? They both peaked around the same time, according to Overthinking It, and they both illustrate what occurs when you’re using something up from a limited pool–crude oil stores … Read More

Woody Guthrie comes to Salford

October 3, 2013 |

The Working Class Movement Library draws on the American folk legend to help bridge a gap in its budget

Folk legend Woody Guthrie, an American academic working in Preston, an avant garde art centre, the Working Class Movement Library in … Read More

Consuming Passion- From The Outsider

March 15, 2010 |

Do words denote meaning or does meaning denote words? If I don’t have a word for something, does it exist? Or must I have the word first to bring it into being?

The word ‘consumer’ is first noted in 1535 … Read More

Welcome to the Future – Climate Change vs the Rich

March 10, 2010 |

Social commentator, Richard Neville, sums up the last 40 years and looks ahead at the likely impact of climate shock on the high priests of the shopping religion. Should Forbes billionaires be quaking in their Lear Jets?

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