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Students vs. Climate Change: Is it possible to live sustainably on a student budget?

The answer is yes. Not ‘maybe.’ Yes. We all know that budgeting seems to be a part of everyday life as a student. Between wondering if that large coffee will take you over your daily spending or if you can afford to get takeaway on the night you can’t be bothered to cook, it’s all […]

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Is Evergrande a timebomb of the next global financial crisis?

During the week of the 20th September, there was a massive sell-off in the stock market worldwide after Evergrande, the second largest Chinese property developer, was exposed to be at risk of collapse.  This belief in Evergrande’s collapse came from the high risk of a debt default to the creditors, which accumulated from its massive […]

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Review: ‘Slowdown’ and ‘Post Growth’ at the Hay Festival

As part of the Hay Festival 2021, economists Danny Dorling and Tim Jackson discussed their respective books, Slowdown and Post Growth: Life After Capitalism, with the writer, and Senior Strategic Advisor for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance, Dr Katherine Trebeck. Dorling and Jackson emphasised a reformed economic outlook that breaks out of the simplified, Cold War-era dichotomy of capitalism […]

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The Student’s White House Correspondents on President Biden’s first 100 days

US President Joe Biden has inherited an intensifying series of crises that have few analogues. Economic catastrophe, clear cut racial divisions, and a pandemic that has swelled into the world’s largest public health disaster are among the many quandaries Mr Biden has been elected to manage.  No playbook or remedy exists to deal with such […]

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UK income inequality is neither sustainable nor fair

At 5:30pm on January 6, the median FTSE 100 CEO’s earnings for 2021 has surpassed the median annual wage for a full-time worker in the UK, a recent report by the High Pay Centre says. This means that in a mere 34 hours, CEOs will have surpassed median earnings. It was 33 hours in 2020. […]

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Covid and the economy: are the impacts more complex than we think?’

With a vaccine before christmas looking like a genuine potential prospect, optimism for the future has risen. While it is looking like we may see some sort of return to normality next year, the uncertain long-term economic impacts of covid are becoming more of a concern as we begin to see light at the end […]

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Is Covid-19 changing our view of Scottish Independence?

The idea of Scottish independence has become a main focus for many after the actions of the Westminster government in the past months. Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, the debate has built up momentum and some people’s minds could be changing in favour of an independent Scotland. If Scotland did become independent, how […]

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China goes west

“The coastal areas, which comprise a vast region with a population of 200 million, should accelerate their opening to the outside world, and we should help them develop rapidly first; afterward they can promote the development of the interior,” Deng Xiaoping stated in 1988, laying out a plan by which China’s economy would undergo reform. […]