To begin with, Orla Emberson looks at the welfare impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, showing its disproportionate impact on the working class and the lack of government support for them.
COVID-19 is also the focus in South America this week: Leo Le Borgne ties together the issues of the pandemic with crime and climate change, and demonstrates a common policy to tackle them all.
In the Middle East this week, Keira Logan dives into the lives of Lebanese Armenians—a group that has survived and thrived against many odds.
International trade is often not the most newsworthy of topics, but Claire Nelson showcases some exciting developemnts in the global marijuana trade, with Canada and much of the Carribean becoming big participants in this new market.
Lastly, Morgan Anthony compares Economists to lemons to illustrate in a fruity example why there are so few economists in the public eye.
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- We’re Not in This Together: Covid-19 and the Poverty Crisis by Orla Emberson
- Killing Many Birds With One Stone: The Latin American solution against Crime, Covid and Climate Change by Leo Le Borgne
- Legal Weed: An Opportunity to Reimagine International Trade by Claire Nelson
Middle East and Africa
- Who would trust a lemon? Why economists leave a sour taste in the mouth by Morgan Anthony