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Taylor Nugent

Taylor Nugent

Why staying in a dying industry may be the right choice…

By · October 5th, 2016

They say a person will have multiple different jobs in their career. But how easy is it to switch into a new role, a new workplace, a new industry? How feasible is to discard your current skills and learn something completely new? Taylor Nugent explores.

Are ticket scalpers really ripping you off?

By · August 26th, 2016

Whenever a high profile event sells out, you can be sure that ticket scalpers are at work, endeavouring to make profits at the expense of those who missed out. Taylor Nugent explores why arbitrageurs succeed and explains the economics behind ticket scalping.

Arthur Cecil Pigou: externalities and the answer to climate change

By · August 1st, 2016

Prices contain an immeasurable amount of information. They are the sum of an entire population’s private preferences and an indispensable signal to achieve an efficient allocation of resources. But what about the information they don’t include? Taylor Nugent examines the work of Author Pigou on externalities, and concludes that his eponymous tax is the best way to make prices reflect the costs of climate change.

This article first appeared in Short Supply 2016 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

Household income equality: changing families or changing pay-cheques?

By · July 29th, 2016

Statistics show that income inequality in the US is rising. However, Taylor Nugent explores how this problem is much less the fault of the labour market than people realise.


The Corporate Campus and the Community: Why Google’s Free Lunch is Bad for San Francisco

By · April 11th, 2016

Free meals, gaming rooms, nap pods and transportation. Work perks are always welcome. Or are they? Taylor Nugent reveals how tech firms’ complimentary snacks can be detrimental to the economy.

Tech innovation is no panacea

By · March 23rd, 2016

The rise of technology and talks of an ‘Ideas Boom’ sparks excitement for a new era of innovation. However, Taylor Nugent reveals why the tech industry may not be the most feasible platform to grow the economy.

What’s in a Degree?

By · March 4th, 2016

Taylor Nugent examines the value of a degree – what are you really paying for?

The Paris Agreement: A Comprehensive Mistake

By · December 20th, 2015

The Paris agreement is heralded as a major step forward for climate change policy – Taylor Nugent explains why the agreement should be met with a healthy dose of scepticism.


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