Crushed Currencies: Turmoil in Emerging Markets 

Some of the worst performing currencies of the year include the Turkish lira and the Argentinean peso, declining by 52 and 37 per cent respectively against the US dollar. In the past year, this acute depreciation of currencies from developing countries has become the norm rather than the exception, and the effects of this phenomena

Why Did China End Its One-Child Policy?

Since the beginning of the 1950’s China’s population exploded. Starting from roughly 500 million, the number of inhabitants almost tripled to 1.4 billion people. Putting it into perspective, this is more than North America, Australia, and Europe combined have. Policy makers in the 1970`s knew that this strong economic growth will lead to an overpopulation

Socialising Girls to Become Women

A Review of The Second Sex

“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman”, argues Simone de Beauvoir in her magnum opus, The Second Sex. Womanhood as a social and cultural construct seems obvious today, but back in 1949, when the book was published, her ideas were rated highly controversial. As a matter of fact, the Vatican put The Second