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The Myth of Luck – A Response to Robert H. Frank

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This article is a critique of a lecture hosted by the LSE, however, it has been written in such a way that the argument being critiqued should be clear enough even to those who did not attend. On the 7th of December, I attended a lecture given by Robert Frank at the London School of Economics and Political Science on his new book “Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth…

The Dark Side of LSE

The Dark Side of LSE

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By Laura Mai Echrich This summer, I graduated from the London School of Economics ‘and Political Science’ with a first class honours and a scholarship. Maybe it was the scholarship that made me stick with the school till the end even though I knew after the first month that it wasn’t what I had expected. I had worked so hard to get in, crossed so many barriers, that it felt…

Role Models in American Politics?

Role Models in American Politics?

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By Jennifer Pavlick November has been a disgraceful display in American politics. Some of the most powerful and heinous characters have been given the opportunity to come into the spotlight, or to return to the forefront of public attention in positions of power that are far from deserved. I find myself nonplussed by the promise that the White House as we know it is going to be replaced by the…

Lib Dem Victory is Not a Mandate to Remain

Lib Dem Victory is Not a Mandate to Remain

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by Hakan Ustabas Following the Government’s announcement of the long-awaited Heathrow expansion plan, Richmond Park Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith resigned from the Party.  He triggered a by-election in which he would stand as an independent in the hope of gaining support as a local, and anti-expansion, politician. Instead of returning to his seat, however, the former London Mayoral candidate was instead defeated by Sarah Olney, who is the ninth MP…

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Don’t Kill My Pride

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Congratulations to the SU for organising a successful Pride Week, many of us who attended learned new things and engaged with members of LSE’s LGBT+ community who we probably wouldn’t have met; for that I am thankful. Personally, I was enthralled by the trans* event, I was introduced to a part of the community which I have never engaged with to such a degree. I left the event feeling as…

Climate Change Threatens To Trigger A New Era of Conflict in the Sahel

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The Sahel, the 5,400 km tract of semi-arid land stretching from Senegal in the West to Ethiopia in the East has for centuries been plagued by conflict. Wedged as it is between the expanse of the Sahara desert to the north and the Sudanian savanna to the south, the Sahel exists as a natural meeting point between civilisations. Between the 9th and 18th centuries vast wealth was to be generated…

LGBT Rights Under Trump: Whither The Rainbow?

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By Philip Apfel, Deputy Features Editor, In July of this year, Donald Trump made history as the first presidential nominee to ever explicitly pledge to protect LGBTQ people at a Republican National Convention. In October, a picture of him brandishing a rainbow flag at a rally in Colorado went viral. The uninformed onlooker could almost be forgiven for the assumption that we have finally found a Republican president who is…

Labour shouldn’t stand in Richmond Park

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Politically the issue of Heathrow expansion has been kicked down the long grass. Politicians in London are vehemently against the idea, including Mayor Sadiq Kahn – who favours a second runway at Gatwick, and 2016 Conservative candidate for mayor and Richmond Park MP (until he stood down), Zac Goldsmith. Goldsmith was editor of The Ecologist magazine from 1998 until 2007, and entered parliament in 2010 at a time when the…

Stop trying to justify Trump supporters. This was an election about race

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It was not long before the newspaper articles talking about the ‘left-behind’ and Facebook posts talking about the victims of a broken system began to appear. The claim consistently seems to be that this explained Trump’s victory, that these were the people who carried him to power. Trump won because the poor, the disenfranchised, those who have until now not had their voice heard, saw in him someone who could…