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Debate: This House is for CAP

CAP is a very controversial policy and has undeniably resulted in  some form of government failure. The CAP began in 1962 as a way to increase food production. It costs around Euro 55 bn per year in subsidies to farmers, … Continue reading

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Home Alone – Budgeting while at Uni

Intro videos         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES-ryMV25zw                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV3srd3ss34                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gunxiibceg8                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpgFYNcz54M                             https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/videos/managing-money                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1izMDidvJtE   Budgeting tips https://www.ucas.com/ucas/conservatoires/finance-and-support/managing-money/student-budgeting-tips   Example outgoings https://www.ucas.com/connect/blogs/four-top-tips-managing-your-money-uni   Students complete … Continue reading

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Tutor2u comes to Dubai 2015

More than 70 students from 7 schools in the UAE and around the Gulf united on March 28th and 29th 2015 at Dubai College for this year’s much anticipated Tutor2u AS and A2 Economics Intensive Revision Workshop – a rigorous … Continue reading

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Forget the 1% – It’s the 0.1% who are really getting ahead in America.

A recent article published by The Economist this week outlines the high level of economic inequality in one of the world’s most developed economies – America.  This article reminded me of a TED Talk I watched recently where the speaker … Continue reading

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America’s Economy: Not sputtering anymore

New figures released by the Bureau of Labour Statistics showed the unemployment rate in America to be lower than 6% – the first time since 2008.  Total employment increased by 248,000 in the month of September.  Last month’s job growth … Continue reading

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How far will Hong Kong go?

Thank you to AS Economist ammarkhazal for his views on this topical matter. Recent decisions by Beijing to “vet” political candidates for the 2017 chief executive elections have sparked protests throughout Hong Kong. These pro-democracy protests have dominated political and … Continue reading

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Year 12/13 – Business Growth – Motives, Objectives and Conflicts: Facebook Floatation

Facebook launched its much anticipated floatation on the NASDAQ stock market in the summer of 2012, with the social networking giant valued at a worth of around $100billion ($38 per share). Back in 2012 the site made a small profit … Continue reading

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This House is for CAP

CAP is a very controversial policy and has undeniably resulted in  some form of government failure. The CAP began in 1962 as a way to increase food production. It costs around Euro 55 bn per year in subsidies to farmers, … Continue reading

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Who exports what to who? http://atlas.media.mit.edu/explore/tree_map/export/usa/all/show/2010/ Click on the above link and complete the task below: Wine is what fraction of Chilean exports? And Chile represents what fraction of world trade in wine? And how has that share been growing … Continue reading

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Market failure is the misallocation of resources resulting in either no equilibrium or an undesirable equilibrium from the perspective of society.  Is there one panacea governments can introduce to increase economic and social welfare or is it a combination of … Continue reading

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