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March 23, 2018

The environmental impact of industrial scale farming is considered in this article by the Guardian.  With the existence of large EU subsidies for many farms and their crops, the incentive is there for farmers to mass produce on a scale that is simply not sustainable in...

March 19, 2018

With the UK Gambling Commission recommending that betting machines should not allow customers to place bets of more than £30 at a time, the hope is that this will end the problems of addictive gambling and the harm done by people being able to currently bet and potenti...

March 15, 2018

This article examines the conflict between the desire of the Chinese people to express themselves on social media platforms and the central government's desire to monitor and assess the actions of individuals and to even make use of this information to assess an indivi...

March 8, 2018

With Chinese influence rapidly spreading throughout the Western World, a great article from the Economist considers how Xi Jinping's recent announcement that he would assume the status of a dictator with the possibility of ruling for life, might be only the start of an...

March 5, 2018

Sky News have launched a new series of articles about wealth and inequality in the UK that is essential reading for any economist.  The findings of their research indicate that London is a capital of enormous divides between the rich and poor.  Looking at the issue of...

March 5, 2018

 A senior Tory peer has advocated targeting wealthy baby boomers with new taxes in an attempt to limit the growing levels of inequality within UK society.  With the failure of Labour's so-called 'Mansion Tax' and other initiatives in recent years, does this latest idea...

March 4, 2018

As a teacher of Economics, this is a topic of constant debate within our lessons.  There is already a plentiful supply of housing in many areas but this rests in the hands of too few owners.  One line of thought is why doesn't the government consider legislation to pre...

March 1, 2018

The government have reportedly made it clear that the introduction of trade barriers between the UK and its former EU trading partners could bring about colossal damage to the car manufacturing industry in Britain, putting hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk.  

A grea...

February 28, 2018

The US has decided to impose a higher tariff duty on Chinese aluminium in what is likely to be seen as a move to protect American manufacturing in the face of intense pressure from cheap Chinese imports.  With trade talks between the two superpowers on-going, this is p...

February 27, 2018

In recent months the Chinese government have been restricting the activities of some of China's largest conglomerates with the intention of trying to limit their exposure to financial risk from over-borrowing.  Such dramatic state intervention would be frowned upon by...

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