Is Free trade good?

There is a consensus amongst economists that free trade is mutually beneficial. Yet, the rise of populists and nationalists globally coincides with the growing popularity of protectionism. In 2016, Donald Trump ran a campaign that focused on the US trade deficit, promising to restrict imports from abroad to boost domestic manufacturing. Once in office, theContinue reading “Is Free trade good?”

Swiss inflation shortage?

As cries of hyperinflation arise amidst a seemingly never-ending inflationary spiral in major economies such as the US and UK, Switzerland emerges as one of the only nations enjoying continued growth in living standards and prosperity in 2022. An economy heavily dependent on the financial and services sector, the Swiss has historically witnessed strong economicContinue reading “Swiss inflation shortage?”

The Economic legacy of HW Bush

Succeeding Reagan was to be an almighty task for anyone. Following a decade of unparalleled growth and prosperity, a turn away from stagflation and the economic misery of the 70s, Vice-President George HW Bush took the reins of the Republican party and the Presidency following Reagan’s departure in 1988. Quite possibly the most qualified everContinue reading “The Economic legacy of HW Bush”

Singapore’s success

Touted as the second freest economy in the world behind Hong Kong in 2014, Singapore enjoys an exceptionally high standard of living with one of the world’s strongest economies. A GDP (PPP) per capita of $95,000 in 2017 – over twice that of the UK, GDP growth has averaged 7% since 1970 – far exceedingContinue reading “Singapore’s success”