It has been a while since my last post. In 12 days, it will be exactly one year since my last post. A lot has changed since then. Covid-19 has ravaged this planet, forcing changes on almost every aspect of our daily lives. Fittingly, one of the few things that hasn’t changed since that last post has been the relevance of the virus itself, which seems to have no end in sight and will no doubt force permanently change how the world is run. Continue reading An Update
Which Country Has Had the Best Covid-19 Response?
Research by Michael Barber, an advisor to former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Idris Jala, who had a similar role with former Malaysian Rrime Minister Najib Razak, in a new study argued that the ideal Covid-19 response was a mix of New Zealand, Denmark, and Uganda. The pair also ranked countries on how they have recovered from the pandemic, listing Thailand and South Korea in the top two (as of August 5th).
Tyler Cowen, an economist from George Mason University, looked at the situation differently, arguing that the UK, a country Barber and Jala ranked at 28th, has had the best response to the coronavirus because of its innovation during the coronavirus. Cowen argues that while the UK’s public health response has been “generally poor”, its research strides put it over the top as its researchers have discovered the best mortality reducing treatment in dexamethasone and have produced the vaccine furthest in development in the Oxford vaccine.
Today, I would like to put forward a country of my own, who in the coming months I believe will be best suited to fight off the last of the pandemic and whose general strategy will end up being adopted by many countries. Continue reading Which Country Has Had the Best Covid-19 Response?
How the Coronavirus Will Affect the Chinese Economy
As the world continues to fight the coronavirus and search for a cure, a storyline that has gone under the radar has been the virus’s impact on the global economy. Tourism and travel industries are among the obvious that will be impacted, but the virus’s economic impact will be much more far-reaching and the Chinese economy may feel its impact for months to come. Continue reading How the Coronavirus Will Affect the Chinese Economy
Generation Z Will Revolutionize American Politics
The following is a section of a report written by Rohan Kapur on Generation Z.
In today’s polarized political climate, Generation Z looks oddly neutral. In the near future, their unique policy stances will have a major impact on American politics as we know it. Continue reading Generation Z Will Revolutionize American Politics
The Case for Political Ads
As the 2020 Presidential election approaches and the Democratic debates continue, an issue that has come under fire from both sides of the aisle has been political advertising with many endorsing the possible censorship and ban of digital political ads by major tech companies such as Twitter, Google, and Facebook. Many claim that these ads have divided the United States politically, spreading misinformation and fueling hatred between opposing parties. Still, despite the validity of some of these claims, digital political ads are a vital part of our democracy and a net positive in today’s technology-driven age, however, should be regulated to address their downfalls. Continue reading The Case for Political Ads