A throwback to the last recession…

A brief overview of the subprime mortgage crisis and how it triggered the financial crisis. See end of article for some useful definitions!

Racism and the US Incarceration System

Recent events have, again, highlighted the shocking fact that racial discrimination, police brutality and a systemically racist system still exists today. We thought it was only right, if we attempted to shine a light on one very prevalent example of racism through the US incarceration system. Although no essay can fully do justice to this sensitive issue, we hope it encourages all to partake in actions to bring about an end to systemic racism.

Mickey Mouse Economics

Reading time: 6 minutes
Considering 2020 has been depressing regarding cancellations and closures, the recent announcements by The London Resort to build a mega theme park, dubbed the ‘UK Disneyland’, has got me buzzed! Since the announcement, I thought I’d discuss the interesting ways Disney chooses to price their resorts as it’s quite a good application of economics – especially to monopolistic behaviour!

Economics of Boxing

Reading time: 7 minutes
Since nobody is getting a boxing fix in lockdown, and there are constant reminder of fights that have sadly been delayed till later in the year, such as Usyk vs Chisora and Dubois vs Joyce, let’s talk about boxing!

A useful guide for understanding the coronavirus numbers

Reading time: 4 minutes
A brief insight into the meaning of the graphs related to the coronavirus deaths we see in the news each day.

Life after lockdown… an economic perspective

Reading time: 6 minutes
With restrictions beginning to ease, is there light at the end of the tunnel for the UK economy? Will it back bounce to a somewhat normal state, or continue to crash as the ongoing crisis continues to unfold?