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 [...]