Earlier this year, the Filipino government relaunched its violent crackdown on drugs. Sao Yang Hew discusses the unintended consequences of the infamous drug war on the people of the Philippines.
In the past months, we have seen massive variations in the values of cryptocurrencies. Earlier in the year, some predicted that people would soon replace their usage of traditional currencies with crypto-currencies. Michael Manoussakis explores the implications of such a change.
Wage growth remains stubbornly low across the developed world. Do big companies hold too much power in the labour market? Miguel Ayala discusses the effects of these monopsonies on wages.
Thomas Goh looks closer at the practice of vote trading by elected representatives, drawing on social choice theory and political philosophy.
The effect of ethnic diversity on development has long been a subject of fierce debate. Hasitha Jayatilake takes a close look at the key issues in this debate.
With the rise of new technologies such as, ‘tap and pay phone apps,’ it is becoming easier and simpler for consumers to switch to cashless payments. Charan Naidoo and Ben Toohey discuss whether we should view the rising cashless economy positively or negatively.
Nick Henderson delivers his argument against government-funded higher education, contending that such a policy will do little to help the disadvantaged. An alternative point of focus is subsequently discussed.
Thomas Granger explores consumer agency, and asks; can your choices have a positive impact on the environment?