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Travails of Post-Truth Politics

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Written by Ben Reiff I think everyone is missing the point. We’re all shocked and we’re all horrified. We can’t believe that someone so under-qualified and so outwardly racist and misogynistic is now in charge of the most powerful country in the world. We can’t believe that the American public could democratically elect someone like this; they must all be racists and misogynists themselves. We’re all terrified of what’s to…

Puzzling Over Productivity

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Written by Saskia Neibig On Wednesday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer used the word “productivity” 15 times during his Autumn Statement to parliament, announcing some investment in infrastructure to compensate for a bleak post-Brexit economy. His Government has done little to suggest that they are committed to actually improving productivity. Philip Hammond, who has been May’s Chancellor since July, initially supported Brexit but campaigned to Remain after former Prime Minister…

Good Company?

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Written by Gil Caldwell-Dunn Gone are the days where consumers mindlessly consume, and are fully under the influence of a brand’s every move. Instead, the latest generation is a highly interconnected online network of consumers, that demand everything at the press of a button (think Netflix, Uber and Amazon’s drones). With the rise in social media, consumers now have the power to publicly destroy the reputation of a global brand…

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Interrogating Trump’s Taxes

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Written by Matt Ehret Following the astonishing election of Donald Trump, stock market panic ensued. As the dust has settled, markets have reacted more calmly, with a number of Wall Street stocks opening higher despite disastrous market predictions. Trumps appeasing victory speech, which avoided the contentious and misogynist tone which was a fundamental basis of his campaign, instilled confidence in traders. His speech indicated the potential for a more subdued…

Will Financial Stability and Capitalism always be at odds?

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Taryana Odayar, former Executive Editor. In the opening scene of Boom, Bust, Boom, a documentary starring ex-Monty Python member Terry Jones, Jones is seen standing in the middle of Wall Street where he infamously proclaims, “This film is about the Achilles heel of capitalism, how human nature drives the economy to crisis after crisis time and time again.” The Minskyian notions at the heart of this proclamation points to the…

‘Black History Month’ focuses solely on our recent history

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Written by Maudo Jallow After reading the title, one might raise an eyebrow, or even doubt my motive for writing this piece. However, I am simply trying to point out a simple, yet fascinating oversight (intentional or unintentional) of what I recognise as real black history. I would be remiss if I did not preface this article by saying that our recent history is undoubtedly important and should be told….

Theresa May’s Treasury?

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Written by Alex Gray The impacts of Brexit on the economy have not begun to be properly felt – we haven’t even left the EU yet, but something has become clear; there is a changing dynamic inside the Government. Not since pre-Thatcher days have we had such a disconnect between the Treasury and Number 10. In the shifting context of Brexit, this will surely come to blight the economy for…

Investment Banking – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Written by Ellen To “What’s the culture like?” It’s the question asked by almost all fresh-faced aspiring investment bankers at networking events and careers fairs. And, despite half-heartedly expecting it, they are somewhat disappointed when the answer consists of the words “welcoming”, “supportive” and “inclusive”. One can hardly blame them when the mere thought of investment banking paints a picture of gruelling hours and a macho testosterone-fuelled world where analysts…

LSE’s Precarious Cleaners

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The plight of the LSE cleaners sheds light on the nature of precarious work in the UK economy. The cleaners’ contracts are outsourced from LSE, so the cleaners are actually employed by Noonan. This means that they have lower hourly pay, less holiday and 16 times lower pension contributions than those in LSE’s standard contracts. At a recent event, during their testimony about their treatment, some of the cleaners were…