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Economic control

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Monday, 19 November 2018 09:00

Politicians (particularly Donald Trump) do a lot of huffing and puffing about their economic credentials and claim to be able to control the economy. In reality, governments have some influence and therefore only some impact on economic activity, but it matters a lot less than people think.


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Credit score

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Monday, 05 November 2018 09:00

You have lots of numbers in your life. You have a phone number, a street number and a personal identification number (PIN). Another number that you have, but may not be aware of, is your credit score. This number helps a lender decide whether to approve a loan for you.


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Misplaced charity

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Monday, 22 October 2018 09:00

Eradicating poverty in Africa is a noble ambition. Yet, despite the billions of dollars of development aid injected into Africa, an end to poverty is nowhere in sight. Foreign aid has long been problematic and aid-watchers row bitterly over whether aid does more harm than good.


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Gig economy

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 09:00

It was heralded as a game changer in employment. It was supposed to usher in a new labour market for short-term contracts and freelance assignments. Working exclusively for one company was predicted to decline as jobseekers picked up a collection of “gigs” with several companies.


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Money as trust

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Monday, 24 September 2018 09:00

Trust is the foundation of all human relationships and so it is with money. Indeed, it’s been said that money is the greatest trust system devised by humankind. Our entire monetary system is based on trust as it’s essential for virtually all economic activity.


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