Book Review: Economics for the Common Good by Jean Tirole

Book Review: Economics for the Common Good by Jean Tirole

“Economics for the Common Good is an ambition: to help our institutions serve general interest by studying those situations in which individual motives conflict with the interests of society, in order to suggest policies that align social and private interests.” Jean Tirole   Nobel Laureate Jean Tirole accomplished a seemingly impossible task with his book [...]

Re: “Arms Race for Qualifications”

Re: “Arms Race for Qualifications”

In a February edition of The Economist “Arms Race for Qualifications” discussed the phenomenon in developed countries (OECD countries) of the decreased “graduate premium”. The graduate premium is the difference between the average earnings of someone with a degree and someone with no more than a secondary school education (after accounting for the fees and [...]

Thinking About Afghanistan and Steve Coll’s New Book, ‘Directorate S’

Thinking About Afghanistan and Steve Coll’s New Book, ‘Directorate S’

Last year I officially graduated university with my Bachelor of Arts in History with International Relations and Political Science. I was one of the few people in my friend group that never changed academic pathways and always knew what I wanted to study, very luckily. I’ve always been fascinated by the way people treat each [...]

“101 Simple Truths For a Better Life”: My Favourite Quotes

“101 Simple Truths For a Better Life”: My Favourite Quotes

Hanging on to frustrations and mulling over annoying things is like rule number one of what not to do if you want to be happy. And, generally, over the years I’ve developed behaviours to keep myself in check and not dwell on frustrating occurrences. I read somewhere once, and I’m paraphrasing, “it’s literally insane to [...]

Film Review: The Final Year

Film Review: The Final Year

I love politics. I could read articles published by The Atlantic and BBC all day long and for days on end. I love learning about and discussing current events, and war and international relations fascinate me so much I earned a degree in the study of the two.   So, naturally, when I moved to [...]