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About Jeremy Fox

Jeremy Fox is a writer, journalist, consultant. He is also co-founder  and Chair of the Editorial Board of Democracia Abierta.

Jeremy Fox es escritor, periodista y consultor; y es cofundador y Presidente de la Junta Editorial de Democracia Abierta.

Jeremy Fox é escritor, jornalista, consultor, e cofundador e Presidente do Corpo Editorial de Democracia Aberta.

Articles by Jeremy Fox

This week's editors

Cat Tully and Allie Bobak introduce this week's theme: Participation and foresight – putting people at the heart of the future

Constitutional conventions: best practice

On becoming the worst president

A tale of woe explaining just how high this particular bar is. Español

Convertirse en el peor presidente de los Estados Unidos

La administración Trump podría muy bien terminar siendo no mucho peor para la humanidad en general que las administraciones que le han precedido.English

On becoming the worst president

The Trump administration may well end up being no worse for humanity at large than the administrations that have preceded it. Español 

How Sandra Mendoza and Veliama Sivaganam came up with Net Economic Outcome

During recent conversation about Brexit, Trump, and widespread public dissatisfaction with the status quo in the US , Europe and elsewhere, I was reminded of a piece I wrote some years ago as part of ...

England has been resenting Europe for a very long time

England's vote to leave the EU is an echo of events long ago...

Shakespeare the revolutionary

England's bard saw everyone as a whole human. That makes his plays great: and makes him a great revolutionary.

Right to left, or left to right?

Much left-wing commentary would have us believe that Trump’s elevation signals the end of days. But the many who feel marginalised by the relentless march of neoliberalism may beg to differ.

Immigration isn't to blame for Brexit

David Elstein's recent article on the EU referendum misinterpreted the link between immigration, deprivation, and the 'Leave' verdict.

Referendum blow back

Britain needs to reassemble its politics.

Britain needs to have a word with itself about immigration

A short look at our own history makes the Leave campaign's rhetoric seem particularly distasteful.

Brexit bunkum II – the professors and their pamphlet

The "Economists for Brexit" pamphlet is riddled with nonsense.

Brexit Bunkum

Dispelling some prime nonsense from the campaign to leave the EU.

Britain and the EU: a gulf in understanding

The UK's differences with the European Union can be found buried in her legal systems, and what they teach her about how to treat rules...

Googling Google – what tax do they owe?

Exact figures are hard to pin down, intentionally so. But it appears George Osborne celebrated a tax contribution from Google that was less than a tenth of what should have been owed.

"Neoliberalism" is it?

What are we talking about exactly, and why is this causing so much discussion?

Enquanto o mundo assiste há 59,5 milhões de deslocados internos na terra

Uns 6 milhões de Colombianos fazem com que o segundo país do mundo com mais deslocados internos (DIs) por motivos de violência não esteja no Médio-Oriente, mas sim na América Latina. Español. English.

Mientras el mundo anda mirando, hay 59,5 millones de desplazados internos en la tierra

Unos 6 millones de colombianos hacen que el segundo país del mundo con más desplazados internos (DIs) por motivos de violencia no esté en Oriente Medio, sino en América Latina. Português. English.

While the world watches

Internally Displaced People occupy a much smaller place than refugees in the conscience of the world. They should not go unnoticed.

Uma rebelião grega

Ao que estamos a fazer frente na crise grega é a uma inacreditável corrupção moral a grande escala. English

La rebelión griega

A lo que estamos haciendo frente en la crisis griega es a una asombrosa corrupción moral a gran escala. English

A Greek rebellion

What we are confronting in the Greek crisis is moral corruption on a breathtaking scale. Español

Our electoral system is failing us

A proportional voting system would give us a parliament full of vitality. Instead we’ve got a two-tone debating chamber and a government of thin legitimacy.

Being 'MargaretHodged'

Hodge, chair of Britain's PAC, attacks individuals and organisations with the impunity afforded by parliamentary privilege. What happens when she gets it wrong? Nothing.

Estado de violencia

¿Existe alguna manera de resolver esta aparentemente insoluble ola de violencia y criminalidad en México? Se han propuesto muchas salidas, pero en verdad nadie tiene la solución. Publicado previamente en openSecurity. English

State of violence

Is there any way of resolving the seemingly intractable wave of violence and criminality in Mexico? Many solutions have been proposed, but in truth no one has an answer. Español.

'Respect' for religion is often simply tyranny backed by violence

The monotheistic religions have a rich history of slaughter and butchery. Far better that we try to respect each other as human beings.

On Tory tosh

In the world of high politics, the truth doesn't matter...

In the face of global power we really are stronger together

The forces that really hold back the people of Britain expand far beyond national boundaries. Our only hope of defeating them and achieving real democracy is to work with other nations - let's focus on our similarities, not differences.

Cameron's Juncker blunder

Cameron's mess in Europe is the latest in a string of blunders from a failed Prime Minister.

The struggle over Chavez's legacy

Over a year after the Venezuelan leader's death, the Chavez narrative is still up for grabs. From openDemocracy.

The Scots referendum debate could do without the vitriol

Most English appear to have little interest either way. Beyond the London bubble there really is little need for anger or resentment.

Art as politics - honours and republicanism

The current Daumier exhibition shines an uncomfortable light on today's art and our honours system. Questioning our political establishment may not win gongs but it is sorely needed.

Are PISA scores really that important?

What do PISA scores actually tell us about a country? Judging from data rather than headlines and rhetoric, the answer seems to be 'not a lot'.

In the days when I used to kill people...

You hear a lot of bad things about the NHS, much of which from the Tories, the gutter press and those with a vested interest in the privatisation of health. I was braced for the worse, but what I got actually made me feel proud. We need to hold onto this.

Human compassion in a foreign lingo

Mexico officially recognises 68 native languages, although some of these are spoken by fewer than 100 people and seem destined to disappear along with the culture and customs to which they gave expression. From openDemocracy.

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