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Was Gordon Gekko right? Is greed good?

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By Michal Wolangiewicz It is. Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed – as stated by Gordon Gekko – is right. Greed works. Greed, in all of its forms – for life, for money, for love, knowledge – clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of… corporate social responsibility (CSR). Just few people (even economists) know that afamous “invisible hand of the market” is not – contrary to…

Why it is wrong to think Britain can do it the Swiss way

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Often, way too often, Brexiteers point with the finger at Switzerland claiming it is doing well outside the European Union. But several points about the Swiss model are missing. Equally, terms such as sovereignty, immigration or democratic deficit are over used neglecting the context. Or, simply politically abused. As a Swiss citizen studying EU Politics, I aim at describing the Swiss model and why it cannot be what Brexiteers want….

Interview with 2015 Young African Achiever: James Woods Nkhutabasa

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By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. 

In Conversation with Baroness Shirley Williams on the EU referendum

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By Joseph Briers, News Editor.  

Panama Papers: Interview with Vice President of Panama

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By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.    

Interview with Steven Erlanger

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By Taryana Odayar and Alexander Hurst. 

Re-Examining the UK’s Role in the Refugee Crisis

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By Stefanos Argyros, Features Editor More than 650 000 refugees and asylum seekers have undertaken the perilous journey to Europe, hoping for a better future,one of security and dignity where they will be able to live unfettered from the oppression of an authoritarian regime and the spectre of war. As the seemingly intractable conflicts in Syria and beyond wear on, the influx of refugees and asylum seekers will not subside….

Defending the Indefensible: Would Trump Really Be That Bad?

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By Ahan Varkey  Donald Trump has become a running joke around the world. Prime Minister David Cameron recently condemned him openly, and fairly brusquely. Today he stands as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, and could feasibly be the next POTUS. His remarkable and unprecedented surge in the polls can be explained by a disenfranchised voting base, who feel betrayed by their own governments. The sheer force of public support has…

To Be Or Not To Be?

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By Daniel Shears, Features Editor  With the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, there has been renewed political fervour vis-à-vis Trident. Protests took place in Trafalgar Square at the end of February, demanding the Trident programme’s swift death. The CND argues that, during a time of cuts to public services, it’s utter fiscal madness to be spending in excess of £100 billion on WMDs. It seems much of the…

TEDxLSE 2016 ; Interview with Joelle Eid and My Lan Nguyen

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By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.