Leading World Scientist Hawking: Politicians ‘Failed and are Failing’ People


One of the world’s most prominent scientists, Professor Stephen Hawking, has argued that the Brexit referendum and the election of Donald Trump as US president are both examples of politicians failing the people in the face of globalization, massive technological advances and growing inequality.

Hawking — the theoretical physicist, cosmologist, Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge and author of ‘A Brief History of Time’ — believes that the decision by the British electorate to reject membership of the European Union and by the American public to embrace Donald Trump as their next president, was “a cry of anger by people who felt they had been abandoned by their leaders”. – READ MORE

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