“One Bank to Rule them All: The Discreet Power of the Bank for International Settlement”

When talking about the organizations of the international financial system, we often refer to the Bretton Woods institutions created in 1944, namely, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. However, the world’s oldest and most opaque international financial organization was founded long before that, in 1930. Despite being relatively

▶︎ NYC Travel Diary / Part 3

The third chapter of our NYC Travel Diary is out now! Accompany our travellers to their meetings with NASDAQ and the Human Right activist Ahmed Khan. Our foreign correspondent Bella provides us this week with some interesting interviews. So if you didn’t have the chance to join the trip to

Tolerance Of Arabia

On 2nd October 2018, journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, and was never seen again. A Saudi national, Khashoggi was a notable critic of the Saudi government, writing frequently about human rights issues in major publications such as the Washington Post. Protests erupted at Khashoggi’s disappearance.

Jacinda Ardern: “The Opposite Of Trump”

She has been described as a political prodigy. As the hero that progressive politics so desperately needs. As the very “opposite of Trump”. At thirty eight years of age New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is the world’s youngest female head-of-state, and only the second world leader in history to give birth while

The Snowball Effect: Chinese Investment in Small Town America

In the media there is a seemingly cold tone between the US and China. Behind the scenes on the other hand, large trade agreements between the two countries are being formed, particularly concerning investment in energy resources. On November, 2017, Trump traveled to Beijing to discuss trade agreements between the

Obama’s Legacy: Still Hopeful?

As the midterm elections approach in the US, most people have grown accustomed to President Trump. It is now possible then, to look back at Barack Obama’s presidency. Campaigning for ‘change’ and a vision of a brighter future, Obama became a symbol of hope for many. But this begs the

▶︎ Universal Basic Income – Utopia Or Dystopia?

Few other social reforms get the same strong reaction as the suggestion of an unconditionally periodic payment to all citizens. The discussion about universal basic income does not only take place between right- and left-wing parties. It very often occurs within traditional ideologies. However, the clash generally narrows down to