It was reported this week that many British students will leave college with an average debt of £50,000. In an interview on BBC’s Newsnight, the Minster of State for Universities, Jo Johnson, said the upside of this dismal statistic was that there were more kids than ever acquiring degrees. How awful that the government cannot … Continue reading UK Student Debt: The fees aren’t the problem
I recently finished reading a book by Jacob Morgan called ‘The Future of Work’ – a topic as on trend in 2017 as drinks trollies and millennial pink. From automation and AI to the overworking scandal at Dentsu in Japan last year, and the ongoing lawsuits surrounding the ‘gig economy’, work and working practices have … Continue reading The Future of Work
There’s something about Mrs. May The current UK General Election campaign is beginning to resemble a TV game show. The Tories are doing all they can to turn the race for No.10 into a head-to-head face-off between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn: a political drama with all the makings of a truly vicious episode of Your Face … Continue reading Why is Theresa May so popular?
News digest 28/4 Europe This week began with a huge amount of buzz around the French Elections. There was a plethora of analyses on the outcome of the first round, which saw Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron take the lead and continue to the next (and final) round. For me, the FT’s Janan Ganesh … Continue reading News Digest 29 April: Personalities
News Digest April 21 USA This week began with a heightened sense of anxiety. It seemed as though the possibility of warfare between the North Koreans and the North Americans was at an all-time high. Vox has provided a really useful explainer for anyone finding it hard to keep up with these escalating developments. On Monday, A … Continue reading News Digest 21 April: The Bombshell