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Economics Weekly Quiz - 15 February 2019

Concerns are growing that another financial crisis is imminent. No less a figure than Ken Rogoff wrote last week that “the next major financial crisis may come sooner than you...

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Spiralling debt could herald the next financial crisis

Joseph Stiglitz writes on the thorny question of tax avoidance by multinationals, such as Apple, and concludes that for all their talk, the notion of corporate social responsibility is largely...

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Globalisation: How can we tax the footloose multinationals?

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The Economist looks at the notion of a universal basic income (UBI). In Stockton, California, a city with above-average unemployment, the Mayor has introduced an experiment to give 100 people $500 per...

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Can a universal basic income help society?

A fascinating Business Insider clip looking at why insulin is so expensive in the US - and why it hasn't always been that way.

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Oligopoly - Why is insulin so expensive?

A lovely article that highlights how tackling food waste in restaurants could generate significant returns for those companies that look to tackle the issue.

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The positive returns from cutting food waste

And this is where much of the plastic waste generated both in the West and in China, ends up. The town of Jenjarom in Malaysia has become the epicentre of...

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A Malaysian town smothered by rubbish
12th February 2019

Tackling childcare in Sri Lanka

This International Finance Corporation clip looks at the importance of tackling the lack of childcare in Sri Lanka: it's an important cog in promoting female participation in the labour force,...

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Tackling childcare in Sri Lanka

This IMF blog (published February 2019) argues that a dual currency system involving e-money and cash might give central banks for more freedom to cut interest rates below zero as a...

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Could a cashless economy help central banks to use negative interest rates?

This article from the OECD is relevant to students who have chosen Bangladesh as one of their chosen developing countries for more detailed A-level study.

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Beyond Bangladesh - saving lives in the garment industry

The veteran economics journalist William Keegan reflects here on the key events of the eight financial crises involving the UK that he has covered, This is an engaging journey down...

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Lessons from nine financial crises since the 1960s

So much growth and development economics here in this article on the decision of many Kenyan farmers to switch away from coffee towards growing avocado where prices are higher and...

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Kenyan farmers switch from coffee to avocado
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Ghanaians are already relatively well-served in terms of electricity; however, for those people without access to the existing electricity network, solar mini-grid have provided an unusual way of bring electricity...

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Solar power and economic opportunity in Ghana

Here's this week's Economics news quiz. Good luck!

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Economics Weekly Quiz - 8 February 2019

In late January, Deloitte published their 22nd annual Deloitte Football Money League report. The report profiles the highest revenue generating clubs in world football.

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Higher or Lower? Revenue streams of European football clubs

An interesting merger story that highlights the fast-moving nature of the tech sector: Spotify has bought Gimlet Media, behind a string of popular podcasts including Reply All, and podcast publishing...

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Business Growth: Spotify acquires Gimlet Media

Humans have a strong scarcity bias. We unconsciously assume things that are scarce are valuable and things that are relatively abundant are not. The scarcity bias impulse frequently kicks in...

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Scarcity bias - Hotel booking sites told to change
5th February 2019

The Concept of the Corporation

Something here from John Kay's blog that looks at the nature of the corporation and challenges the view that "shareholders own the company".

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The Concept of the Corporation

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