Month: July 2020

Social Security: The Nordic Way of Dealing With Crisis

Reading Time: 4 minutes Social Security: The Nordic Way of Dealing With Crisis By Arpita Mary Abraham Since the onslaught of the global pandemic, experts all over the world are looking at how Nordic countries- Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Finland are dealing with the crisis. Even though individual country responses have been very different, something very common runs …

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Gambling: Far Beyond Entertainment

Reading Time: 6 minutes Gambling: Far Beyond Entertainment By Riya Chawla The gambling industry has experienced major growth in some countries such as the U.S., Australia, Singapore, and China, during the past few years. Some studies show that gambling could be a potential development strategy. In the most basic sense, gambling refers to a game for money. This generalized …

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Waging Wars Is More Important Than Winning Them: Modi 2.0​

Reading Time: 5 minutes Waging Wars Is More Important Than Winning Them: Modi 2.0 By Jayesh Mirani The readers’ poll conducted by British Herald labelled the honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Damodardas Modi, as the world’s most powerful person of 2019. Especially after his landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections, there are very few people out …

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Is finance beneficial to society and how?​

Reading Time: 6 minutes Is finance beneficial to society and how? By Shivang Singh There are several theories that illustrate the crucial role played by finance in the world today: managing risk, providing important price signals, curbing agency problems, and eliminating informational irregularities, being the most essential ones. There is adequate evidence that demonstrates how finance fosters growth, promotes …

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Immigration Brings Economic Prosperity​

Reading Time: 5 minutes Immigration Brings Economic Prosperity By Batool Husaini The topic of immigration has been a hot topic in politics in recent years, from the 2016 US presidential elections to Brexit. In politics and media, immigration has been painted as an evil and a threat to modern and developed economies, where immigrants steal native workers’ jobs and …

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K-pop: ‘K’ for Kapital How South Korea Commodified Idols

Reading Time: 8 minutes K-pop: ‘K’ for Kapital How South Korea Commodified Idols By Renuka Bhat Back in 2012 when Gangnam Style by PSY first made a big splash, it was when the Hallyu – the Korean Wave – hit the Western world. Some may argue over the nature of its viral popularity (bordering on notoriety) in Internet meme …

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Confronting Racial Economic Inequality: A Case of the United States of America​

Reading Time: 11 minutes Confronting Racial Economic Inequality: A Case of the United States of America By Rohit Harlalka Since time immemorial, equality has been at the helm of every African- American national’s dream. With hundreds of protests and revolts ravaging through their hearts and efforts, even in today’s 21st century, this dream remains far from realised. Built on …

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Capitalism, The Consumer’s Religion: A Brief History​

Reading Time: 9 minutes Capitalism, The Consumer’s Religion: A Brief History By Pratyush Bhanja “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” – John Maynard Keynes “Religion” is a complicated word, often misconstrued as a set of practices and rituals centered around the worship …

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