Moral Responsibility in a Globalised World

A week of work experience with my local Member of Parliament last summer exposed me to the ugly side of politics. “So, Mr Freer” I asked casually whilst filing some papers “You voted against the Dubs Amendment?” The Dubs Amendment was a piece of legislation that would have allowed around 3,000 child refugees, flooding out…

US-China Trade War: Can Trump (or Anyone) Bring Back American Industry?

It nears a century since Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States, ignored calls from over 1,000 American economists and signed the Smoot-Hawley tariff act of 1930 into law. The act raised 845 tariff rates, and prompted retaliatory tariffs from so many trading partners that the total volume of American imports would fall by…