Simeon Paton

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Falling unemployment: a manipulation of the truth

Anyone with an basic understanding of statistics would know that facts and figures can be manipulated to say pretty much whatever you want them to. The recent fall in unemployment to 6% may sound promising, but it is not quite the success story the Tories claim it to be. Matthew Aldrich, lecturer in Economics at…

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Development Goals: the failures of a millennium?

At the turn of the last millennium all 189 member states of the United Nation came together to agree upon the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in what was the greatest show of global unity in history. With modern technology, medicine and economic prosperity, never before has the world been better equipped to tackle poverty and…