The “Revolving Door” between business and government

The 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868 in the United States; a law that was passed in recognition of the equality of all American citizens, and the abolition of slavery.  Most significantly, it states that:  [no] State [can] deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law Corporations in the US […]

Modern-Day Slavery: The Main Ingredient in your Chocolate Bar

Last week, I watched Lincoln at the cinema, which focuses on the last few months of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, and brilliantly examines the American civil war and the abolition of slavery in the US. As someone who has very limited knowledge about American history, I was astonished to learn how much Abraham Lincoln had to […]

The Rise of Zero Hour Contracts

The recession, and seemingly never-ending list of cuts that the government plans to carry out, has unsurprisingly created anxiety among many areas of society in the UK.  Constant discussions about the need to  “tighten our belts” in the media, and worries about continued access to state services will do that.  One serious issue that seems […]