If you think that Western imperialist powers have actually relinquished control over their former African colonies, think again. Even after many Western nations supposedly granted their colonies independence in the mid-20th century, they still continue to exploit the vast mineral and natural wealth of Africa and exert de facto influence over the continent’s financial systems.Continue Reading

Democracy is based on winning the popular vote and maintaining an image that will keep the public content. As a result, it might hinder politicians and lawmakers from creating policies that would be good for economic growth but unappealing to the voter bank.Continue Reading

When consumer behavior and sentiment dictate how the economy will turn out, it’s no surprise that the sales trends of certain goods on the market can predict economic health. Everything from the height of women’s skirts to the price of Big Mac burgers says something about people’s finances. Community Columnist Felicia Mo explores two unconventional economic indicators – lipstick and men’s underwear – that economists use to signal and prepare for incoming recessions.
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The Ukraine conflict represents an existential threat to global food security as some of the world’s largest food exporters: Russia and Ukraine, become embroiled in war. Economics Columnist Sean O’Connell explores what’s happening to world food supplies, and the geopolitical and humanitarian outcomes that come from empty stomachs.Continue Reading

With the rise of self-sufficient capital’s ability, today’s firms are becoming more efficient and productive while the average worker is not seeing these gains. In this transitory period, laborers are being displaced, while productivity continues to increase. This article discusses the dirty side of the digital revolution and how it has negatively impacted workers.Continue Reading