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Post-Crisis Victors Are Swift Strategists, Not Hard Idealists

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Written by Aris Grivokostopoulos The crisis has ushered in a new age of politics, the crisis seems to have done as much damage to ideology as to the economies Since the establishment of the European Parliament, the European centre-right is not an abstract definition of a political movement with common features, it is a party. The party that represents that part of the political spectrum in the Old Continent has a name;…

Too Much Maths in Economics?

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Written by Rahat Siddique A review of the debate, and lessons to be learnt from it On Tuesday 24th November the LSESU Economics Society and Economic History Society hosted their first debate of the year titled ‘Too much maths, too little history: The problem with economics’. The debate was chaired by Professor James Foreman-Peck, who introduced the four prestigious speakers of the evening: Lord Robert Skidelsky, Professor of Political Economy…

Tsipras’ Recurrent Woes

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Written by Aristeidis Grivokostopoulos Greece may be out of the limelight temporarily, but we are sure to hear more next year There are two options regarding the Greek 40-year old prime minister. One, he is the greatest political genius of our generation. And by political genius, I am referring to the purely cynical immoral meaning of the word. Option Two includes the totally opposite scenario. That is, Mr Tsipras was…

Inside The Biggest of The Four: Economics and Policy at PwC Part 2

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Written by Alex Gray The second part of an inside look at economics consulting with LSE alumnus and Economics and Policy team member at PwC Last week, I published the first of a two part interview with an LSE alumnus and member of PwC’s Economics and Policy (E&P) unit, which is part of PwC’s Strategy& advisory division. This can be found online (www.beaveronline.co.uk). Last week covered the application process, and…

Inside The Biggest Of The Four: Economics & Policy at PwC

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Written by Alex Gray I sat down with LSE alumnus and member of PwC’s Economics and Policy team to get an insight into working for, and applying to, PwC. PwC is the biggest of the “big four” consultancies, and offers a range of different consulting services, one of these is Economics and Policy (E&P). PwC’s Economics and Policy unit is a part of their wider Strategy& advisory division, and focuses…

LGBT+ Discrimination In Employment

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Written by Alex Gray We have made so much progress but there is still so much more to be done The Equality Act of 2010 is a consolidation of previous laws, and makes it clear that it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of someone’s sexuality. It recognises the rights of all members of the LGBT+ community to not be discriminated against on the basis of their sexuality, or…

Paul Mason: Postcapitalism

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Written by Hakan Ustabas, Deputy Comment Editor An examination of Paul Mason’s recent LSE public lecture on ‘Postcapitalism’ Filled with caution, I rose the crowded staircase towards the Old Theatre.  A natural sceptic towards claims about the impending collapse of capitalism, I took my seat without as much excitement as the anthropologists and leftward-leaning social scientists who surrounded me.  By the time Paul Mason began his lecture, not a single…

The Women Are Working For Nothing

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Written by Janis Wong, LSESU Women Leaders of Tomorrow President   The gender pay gap means that women are working for free from now ’til New Years On the 9th November, women would effectively be working for free until the end of the year. According to the Fawcett Society, Britain’s average gender pay gap is at 14.2% for those working full time. Given the negligible reduction based on statistics from…

Stop The Bolshie Bullying

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Written by Xiaoyuan Li, Business Finance Group Vice President   A response to the OccupyLSE piece in last week’s Beaver; Bolshie Bullying is the real issue LAST WEEK, MR L BLISSET wrote an article complaining about ‘city careers’. The discussion space at the LSE is dominated by loud voices denouncing neo-liberal capitalism and the patriarchy. The reason for this is not a lack of moral conviction or eloquence on the part…

We Can’t Bank on Trust Recovering

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Written by Henry Mitchell We must focus more on how we can recover the banking system’s most important asset   Widespread misconduct. Market manipulation. Unfettered greed. For many people this was the image of the banking sector and the wider financial markets post 2008 and arguably, despite 7 years passing, the public still has little faith in the financial industry. However since the economic crisis, 20 of the world’s largest…