Economics

Covid and the Cushion of Riches

Fair choices and unfair outcomes

Economics is not abstract; it is the most real. Economic policy has the potential to directly impact the livelihoods of millions of people. So, whilst human innovation has snowballed into abundance for some, our increasing interconnectedness highlights stark inequality that persists. Would it be possible then that the public health and economic decisions of wealthy
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The Dream Empire

Development in the Next Global Superpower

“Dream Empire”, a documentary set in China between 2012 and 2014, narrates the economic collapse of the Chinese real estate industry and reflects on the language of development through changing social dynamics of Yana and David, the two main characters. Yana is the co-founder of a foreigner agency that employs foreigners who came to China
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The ‘debt-trap diplomacy’ narrative: A look at the other side

A case study of a controversial Sri Lankan port deal and other Chinese lending practices

The ‘debt trap diplomacy’ narrative has become a defining account of Chinese overseas financing since it was first uttered by the Trump administration. However, as with all ubiquitous narratives, it is worth probing and looking into this claim to understand its validity, what it means, and whom it serves. Let us backtrack and take a
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