The Economic legacy of Brown’s government

From the moment Tony Blair was elected in 1997, it seemed inevitable that Gordon Brown would become Prime Minister. He took over from Blair in 2007 after the latter announced that he would resign his post within a year, during a conference in September 2006. This was due to internal pressure within the Labour Party,Continue reading “The Economic legacy of Brown’s government”

Economic cost of the War in Afghanistan

The War in Afghanistan officially started in late 2001, following the horrific events of 9/11. The Bush Administration initially demanded that the Taliban release Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, who orchestrated the infamous attacks on American soil. However, following the Taliban’s refusal to extradite him, the US government launched the invasion of Afghanistan toContinue reading “Economic cost of the War in Afghanistan”

Economics and environmental degradation

Economists and environmentalists alike have touted neoliberalism and environmentalism as mutually exclusive. Since the turn towards neoliberalism that started in the 1980s, global carbon dioxide emissions have increased by over 50%, from 22.7 to 36.4 billion metric tons. This has led many economists and experts alike to associate environmental problems with cost-cutting procedures, taken byContinue reading “Economics and environmental degradation”

El Salvador’s Bitcoin experiment

As the first country to adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender, it is of no surprise that El Salvador has made headlines in recent weeks. Partnering with a digital wallet company, Strike, the adoption of bitcoin technology is with the aim of building financial infrastructure in an otherwise poverty-stricken nation. President Bukele of El SalvadorContinue reading “El Salvador’s Bitcoin experiment”