Boycott Economics and the Animal Agriculture Industry

By Vidur Kapur Correspondent, Medical Undergraduate  “Britain is a nation of animal lovers.” On first glance, this statement has an element of truth to it: after all, we were the first country in the world to pass animal welfare legislation, and some 40% of UK households own a pet. These pets make up a sizeable chunk…

The Curious Case of Ionis Pharmaceuticals

By Dillon Yeh Economics Undergraduate Student On the 2nd of November 2016, I noticed some unusual behavior. Not of a person, but of a stock. Ionis Pharmaceuticals Incorporation, trading under the ticker NYSE:IONS, is a healthcare firm specializing in antisense drug development to treat genetic disorders and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Interestingly, the company was previously…

The Market This Week: Feb 20

By Tom Weston Economics Student Global stock market indices reached new highs this week. The recent rally is largely a consequence of the election of President Trump, with his economic policies – tax cuts, infrastructure spending and financial deregulation – expected to improve economic growth prospects for the US. The FTSE All-World share index broke…

“The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance”

By Kyra Ward Economics & International Relations Student  Economics is known as the dismal science. A social science that is poor at predicting future trends, and notoriously tied with greed and consumerism. Economics isn’t the most popular of subjects. Even most economics majors will tell you that one of the only reasons they study economics…

Why Trump Probably Won’t Make America Great Again

By Jono Davis Columnist, International Relations Student  A few weeks ago, I stipulated that I was fairly positive about a Trump administration in the foreign policy field. Needless to say, despite Stephen Colbert’s brilliant analysis (sarcasm) that someone with the nickname “Mad Dog” shouldn’t be Secretary of Defense, I stand by the opinion that there…

Unfinished Ambition: The Obama Legacy at Home

By Jono Davis  Undergraduate International Relations Student Barack Obama: the 44th President of the United States, the fifteenth Democratic president and most markedly the first African-American president, but also a name that can create emotions of both elatedness and utter disgust. Whilst all presidents create and command their own unique versions of America, Obama’s tenure…

Trump & Clinton Debate Prosperity, Security and America’s Direction

By Jono Davis  International Relations Student “Well, I don’t expect us to cover all the issues of this campaign tonight” sighed a brazen Lester Holt, as he unknowingly summarized the debate in the first five seconds of opening, the only section of the night Holt would receive the respect worthy of a moderator in a presidential debate. In…

Pulling Strings: Making the Toupee Say What You Want it to Say

By: Adam Stromme Editor-in-Chief, Economics and International Relations Undergraduate Student  Immediately after passing the threshold of 1,237 delegates in order to clinch the Republican nomination on Thursday, Donald Trump gave a speech at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota; a state at the very epicenter of the shale natural gas boom. Without…

We are Better than Blaming Refugees

A solution to this crisis will not be easy and results will not be obvious but blaming refugees from the Middle East will gain us nothing.