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Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

Halcyon's 52:52:52 campaign on Twitter will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they control it, wish to influence its direction - Theodore Zeldin

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What's Changing? - Freedom
Freedom
Halcyon Identifies 30 April 2019

 

Please see below recent freedom-related change.

 

See also: Halcyon Freedom Headlines

 

April 2019

  • Freedom is often seen as key to creativity. Yet Shakespeare worked within a framework of censorship, Don Quixote was written from prison, and Leonardo argued that art “lives on constraint and dies of freedom”. The iai therefore asked whether oppression can help produce masterpieces, or whether the free always write the greatest poetry. In short, do we need rules and constraints to fuel our creativity or should ever greater freedom be our continuing goal?

 

February 2019

What's Changing? - Trade

Trade

 

Please see below key recent developments concerning trade:

 

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March 2019

  • The US Commerce Department announced that, despite Trump's pledge to win a fairer deal on trade for American workers by imposing, or threatening to impose, tariffs on foreign-made goods, the US posted its highest-ever merchandise trade deficit ($891.2 billion) for 2018.

 

February 2019

On Calvin and Hobbes

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"Possibly the best comic strip EVER in the history of the entire universe", claimed one commentator.

I think Dennis the Menace (in its heydey), Gaston Lagaffe and one or others may occupy the same pantheon as Calvin and Hobbes, but there is little doubt that, for all those of us who have been deeply touched by the warmth, humour, sheer humanity with which Bill Watterson blessed us over so many years, these creations occupy a very special place in our hearts.