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The Immorality of Current Economic Practice

Jeremy Bentham one of the more influential figures in 19th century economics was also one of the founders of the philosophy of utilitarianism. The foundational principle of utilitarian philosophy is that good actions are those that give the greatest pleasure to the greatest number. 1,082 more words


How one interview destroyed the economic case for Brexit

On this morning’s Today programme on Radio 4, Mishal Husein interviewed Employment Minister and Leave campaigner Priti Patel, following Leave’s pledge to match all the EU funding lost as a result of Brexit for every region of the UK.  529 more words

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University Loans; a response.

All praise is due to the Almighty Allah ﷻ.

I write this article in light of a recent student finance seminar led by my brother and senior in Islam, Shaykh Haitham Al-Haddad. 2,275 more words


Macroeconomic Analysis of the European Crisis

Macroeconomic Analysis of the European Crisis: *Note: this is a technical article but I have tried to break it down – particularly through dependency theory. 1,286 more words


Taking the economic fight to the Tories at last

Today’s Guardian reports that shadow chancellor John McDonnell intends to hold a series of free public seminars to inform public debate on economic issues.  According to the report they will be supported by members of Labour’s Economic Advisory panel, and will contribute towards a conference on economic policy in the Summer. 592 more words

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Why did Britain leave the Gold Standard?

“It is a wonderful thing for our business men and our manufacturers and our unemployed to taste hope again. But they must not allow anyone to put them back in the gold cage, where they have been pining out their hearts all these years.” – John Keynes (Backhouse and Bateman, 2006, p.11)

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