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How the world works

Interesting and accessible background on some of the important ideas and institutions that overarch our society, including politics and economics.  Click on each section heading to find out more!


Whether we realise it or not, we get involved in politics and political views every day of our lives – from discussing issues with our friends to paying our taxes.


There has never been a more important time than now to be able to understand how the economic system surrounding us works.


Technology is often hidden within even the simplest things in our everyday lives.  Many of us have little understanding of how this technology works, but it can be enlightening and useful to know the basics.


In this section we look at the history of work, plus unemployment, wage levels and working hours around the world.



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