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COVID-19 Is Pushing Migrants Back to Their Home Countries

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 22/01/2021 - 10:17pm in

With Covid-19 driving many migrants to return to their countries of origin, governments need to implement better reintegration plans.

“They Left Us Starving”: How the Fashion Industry Abandoned Its Workers

Yves here. Many associate sweatshops in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with “fast fashion,” aka the close-to-disposable frocks made by the likes of H&M. As this article explains, the use of ultra-cheap labor extends much further up the fashion food food chain. And these poorly-paid workers get thrown to the curb when orders fall off. By […]

Will North Korea Explode After Biden Becomes President?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 19/01/2021 - 8:26pm in

North Korea is in even more of an economic mess than before. Will that lead to more brinksmanship?

Notes on Covid: New Variants in Brazil and South Africa, Herd Immunity Fails in Manaus, Success in Vietnam

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 18/01/2021 - 3:55am in

Realism on covid variants and immunity, the failure of herd immunity in Manaus, and how Vietnam fought Covid and won.

Brexit: Wheels Coming Off

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 15/01/2021 - 10:54pm in

Brexit pains are becoming more and more evident.

Right to Repair: Saves Consumers Money, Promotes Local Jobs Rather than Global Supply Chains

U.S. PIRG resport says adopting broad right to repair provisions would save U.S. housholds money and promote local employment.

The Economic Impact of Ancient Colonisation

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 09/01/2021 - 8:51pm in

How ancient colonizers left an enduring economic footprint, even at the local level.

2021: Year of Living Dangerously?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 06/01/2021 - 10:05pm in

Does the West recognize how many emerging economies are dangerously close to breaking points? Can they control their bad neoliberal reflexes?

Disruption of Seaborne Trade in South East Asia: A Quantitative Analysis

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/01/2021 - 4:50am in

Restrictions to shipping due to military sanctions could have large negative effects on economic welfare for countries all over the world, including oil exporters such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia

Quick Notes on the Brexit Deal

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 25/12/2020 - 9:56pm in

Brexit: an undertaking of great advantage, but nobody to know what it is.