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Current Affairs

Forget Everything You Know About Gold

No, we’re not talking about the chemical element gold. Today, we will be discussing the significance of gold as the safe haven asset of the Great Lockdown.

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economics pop culture

Odds Are Never in Your Favour: The Economics of Panem

Suhani Agrawal: In this essay, I look at the economic, political, and social systems that guide the fictional country of Panem built by author Suzanne Collins in the bestselling novel, The Hunger Games. 

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economics

How Your Toaster and Pencil Can Teach You Market Economy

Introduction

In Mostly Harmless, Douglas Adams wrote “Left to his own devices he couldn’t build a toaster. He could just about make a sandwich and that was it.” Inspired by this quote, designer Thomas Thwaites decided to make a toaster from scratch to see if one could really build one without any help. 

And he did. A toaster that costs only £3.99 at Argos. 

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economics

Why Scarcity is Important in Economics

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economics

Why Are There So Few Women in Economics?

Since 1969, there has been only two female Nobel Prize winners in the economics profession.

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advice

4 Pieces of Advice for Studying Economics from a Graduate

Luke Paterson, the Economic Discussions: Whilst at university, I managed to balance my social life along with being a top economics student. These are my pieces of advice for future prodigies! 😉

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economics

Explaining Economics To A 5-Year-Old

This essay was written for the 2020 Immerse Education Essay Competition. Selected from thousands of entries, the essay received a partial scholarship of 15% to study Economics with Immerse in 2020.

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pop culture

Animal Crossing: The New Wall Street

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) is the fifth main series installment of Nintendo’s franchise, Animal Crossing. Released on March 20, the game is now the most popular Nintendo Switch title of all-time.

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advice

15+ Great Economics Resources for Students in 2020

As we are approaching the new school year, I compiled a list of more than 15 free resources for economics students like you. This list is created to further your reading and expand your economics knowledge, which is crucial for essay exams. 

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Superhero Economics

Why Gotham Is Infested with Evil Criminals

It’s this city. There’s something wrong with it. 

James Gordon, Batman: Arkham Asylum