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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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Global Decline in Oil Prices – Why?

An economical insight into the global decline of Oil Prices, and how OPEC, whose mission is to coordinate the policies of the oil-producing countries, is reacting to the ‘oily situation.’ Link: Global_Decline_in_Oil_Prices_-_Why_

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THE MARKETPLACE OF PERCEPTIONS

In recent times, sub fields in economics such as “neuroecononomics” and “behavioral economics” have garnered much spotlight among both psychologists and economists. Recent articles by the the financial times as well as Harvard magazine have emphasized the growing importance of … 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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Automation – a little more depth

In the 1900s, the assembly line concept first came into power and due to that invention, many workers in the manufacturing industry of cars lost their jobs and as a result unemployment rose by a significant percent. Whilst it is … 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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