Category Archives: Economics

Our Trendy Ideological Narcissism doesn’t help Africa

I’m not going to do what countless others have done already and rip the piss out of Invisible Children, their Kony2012 Campaign and the obvious dodginess about  their methods/operations. Although I’ll let this little musical number (that they came out with back … Continue reading

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Egyptian Revolution: Food for Thought

2011 was some year for Egypt.  From the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in February, to the electoral gains by his erstwhile nemesis The Muslim Brotherhood (and co.) in December, the shift in the political climate seems to have happened at almost … Continue reading

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Ashton Hayes: England’s first Carbon Neutral Village

Ashton Hayes is a small village/parish in NorthWest England. A seemingly typical English countryside habitation, it gained notoriety in 2006 for aiming to become the first truly Carbon Neutral village in the country. A concerted effort was made to take measurements of … Continue reading

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Adam Smith’s Ideas on Labour and Value (Part II)

[Disclaimer: This is the second of a 2-part post of the same essay. The first part of the essay can be read  here. Perhaps it would be useful for you to  read the first part to get some context for the is … Continue reading

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Adam Smith’s ideas on Labour and Value (Part I)

The Wealth of Nations (Smith, 1776) is one of the most ambitious (set of) books ever written in history. Ambitious, not only in providing a compelling narrative of preceding Economic thought, but also in delivering profound insights into concepts which … Continue reading

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