'This piece will examine command-and-control polices and market-based policies, which are the first policy categories that usually come to mind when thinking about climate policy.'
Regional Sovereign Wealth Funds: A Requisite for the Future?
One of the biggest problems we have in the 21st Century is the sourcing of funds to pay for local services and administrations. There has been many ideas raised to try and solve this problem; from making cuts; streamlining local services; giving up services to a higher-level form of governance; and everyone's favourite - raising … Continue reading Regional Sovereign Wealth Funds: A Requisite for the Future?
Japan Further Subverts Chinese Influence Through Securing Australia Defence Deal.
On the November 17th, Japan and Australia have agreed on a new policy of joint military exercises. This comes as Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga spoke after hosting Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Tokyo. “The Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) is widely perceived as yet another effort to unite like-minded governments in the region and … Continue reading Japan Further Subverts Chinese Influence Through Securing Australia Defence Deal.
Tying the Knot? Japan Seeks to Secure Its Defense Links within the Asia-Pacific Region
'As part of the China exodus, Japan has pledged to increase Southeast Asian nations’ maritime security and to help Southeast Asian nations in other ways.'
Why we should establish a Citizens Investment Grant System
'The theory behind this is a simple one. If workers have a means of investing in stocks or shares, it can generate an additional source of income for workers in addition to selling their labour.'
Whilst most economies falter, tax havens will benefit from the expense of the virus
'Any tax increases will arouse the disgruntlement of most of the public. But by the same token, it will benefit one sphere which receives those who flee inadequacies to their fiscal affairs.'
To what extent is the world economy financialised?
'Referencing back to the Black-Scholes model, Taleb notes that it simply made “a well-known formula palatable to the economics establishment of the time, little else, and in fact distorting its essence”.'
The Black Swan called COVID-19: Its Financial Implications
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"George Santayana The famous quote said above by George Santayana has become a favourite amongst those who remind themselves of society's past mistakes, promising themselves to never make the same ones their forefathers once made. Yet such a statement becomes a fallacy when one believes … Continue reading The Black Swan called COVID-19: Its Financial Implications
Libertarian Paternalism: A Revolutionary Resolution or an Ostentatious Oxymoron?
Libertarian paternalism, a term coined by behavioural economist Richard Thaler and legal scholar Cass Sunstein, is an idea that assumes it is possible to direct consumer behaviour in a positive way without encroaching on their freedom. This can be accomplished through what the behavioural science calls 'nudges' - indirect suggestions and reinforcements that influence our … Continue reading Libertarian Paternalism: A Revolutionary Resolution or an Ostentatious Oxymoron?
Tackling the Pay Gap: Personality, Judgements, and Biases
Behavioural essay dealing with the pervasive issue of pay gap by examining personality traits, labour practices, and possible non-intrusive policy solutions.