Storing data in holograms

Our every-day life is based on storing data. The card you use to open different doors around college, your phone and your laptop are all devices that store data inside them, allowing them to fulfil their functions. For decades now, data storing technology has been based on  magnetic data storage and conventional optical data storage. Holographic data …

Is the Governance of the UK Legitimate?

Is the governance of the UK legitimate? The term ‘legitimacy’ is a prominent concept in global politics and international relations, which refers to an acceptable actor acting in an acceptable way. The most general and reasonablesource of legitimacy is democracy, the power of people. A state, in order to be considered democratic, must have a balance of power. Meaning that the decision-making power is spread between three branches: executive, legislator and judicial. Moreover, every vote should count equally, and the government should represent …

From a UK standpoint, to what extent is the EU’s Legislative branch democratic? Therefore, is Representative democracy true democracy?

I have heard many an argument for Brexit in the last two-and-a-half years, true (“we’ll be able to create our own trade deals with other countries”) and false (“We send the EU £350 million a week, let’s give that to the NHS”) However, one that I have heard on many an occasion is that “the …

Christmas: Happiness and Economics

In 2016, the London School of Economics conducted an expert survey[1]to explore the relationship between populations’ wellbeing and national holidays. The results showed that 15 out of the 28 professors surveyed agreed that major festive periods, such as Christmas increased wellbeing and overall happiness of populations, while just 5 disagreed, and others abstained. The second …