The US Presidential election result of 2016 shocked the world. As Donald Trump officially takes up the helm of 45th President of the United States, hear what our early impressions were of what his presidency could mean for the US … Continue reading ECON+ Podcast Episode Six: US Elections results and Trump’s Economic Plan
By Pedro Sousa The Italian economy The one government that has been battling Germany for the recalibration of the Eurozone towards growth and shared prosperity has been the Italian government, under the guidance of Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan. Padoan … Continue reading Pier Carlo Padoan, Saving The Euro While Rebooting The Italian Economy
Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the ECON+ team! We want to thank our members, audience and our team for a great year. 2017 is right around the corner and it looks promising. We look forward to improving the economic discussion … Continue reading Season’s Greetings from ECON+
By Pedro Sousa * This article was originally published by the Australian Institute of International Affairs. The concept of a universal basic income has received renewed attention in 2016. The general frustration with mainstream politics and the finance sector—manifested in the Brexit … Continue reading Time For A Universal Basic Income?
By Pedro Sousa The fact that we will see Donald Trump as President of the United States of America in January of 2017 is another massive signal of the anti-establishment period the Western world is going through. Trump ran and … Continue reading Trump’s Economic Plan: A Misguided Macroeconomic Gamble
By Pedro Sousa “President of the United States of America, Donald Trump” is a sentence that would have drawn plenty of laughs a year ago. Surprise, surprise, a year later, Trump is the President of the United States of America. … Continue reading Trump and Trade – What’s the deal?
By Victoria Collins It’s not about how accurate or inaccurate the film is, it’s about how people feel they’re being squeezed, cheated and dehumanized by a system that’s supposed to support them. Ken Loach’s latest work, heralded as one of … Continue reading I, Daniel Blake – squeezed, cheated and dehumanized by benefits? #FilmReview
By Pete Darvas and Kabira Namit * Originally posted on the World Bank blog “Education for Global Development” In March 2014, Liberia announced that there were two suspected cases of Ebola in Lofa and Nimba counties. Six months later, Ebola … Continue reading School enrolment in Liberia higher than before the Ebola epidemic
We unpick the concept of a universal basic income (UBI) and why the idea of the state giving money with no strings attached to all of its citizens is finding support from both the left and the right of the … Continue reading ECON+ Podcast Episode Five – Universal Basic Income
Meet Kabira Namit. Kabira originally hails from the Goldilocks island of Bombay (not too hot, not too cold, just right) but over the last few years at various points in time, he has called Skopje, London, Accra, Lilongwe, Princeton and … Continue reading Member of the Moment Kabira