People or the Economy? The Case of the Garment Industry in Bangladesh

Along with other countries, Bangladesh went into a nationwide lockdown to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the end of March. The country’s version of lockdown has been quite controversial, as garment factories resumed operations despite the drastic measures taken elsewhere in society. As Rumi, one of the 4.1 million textile workers, puts it: “Police and


The impact of COVID-19 on the airline industry

On a clear night of March an Airbus A340 lowered its landing gear as it entered final approach to Munich airport. Inside the cockpit, captain Jörg Otto received final permission to land from air traffic control. Behind, the cabin was filled to the brim, all seats taken. Silence followed as the aircraft lightly glided down

Taboos in the Financial Market

Overview of the financial market and why people should not be as afraid as they are

How often have we watched movies like The Wolf of Wall Street or The Big Short, idolatrising the financial market and its wealth opportunities? However, the tendency is always to see that world as something unreachable, either because of the knowledge needed to work in that sector or due to the initial investment required to