St Andrew’s Economist Weekly Edition

This week, Poppy Freeman argues that the pursuit of GDP growth as the ultimate economic goal is both unproductive in terms of wellbeing, and harmful to the planet. Meanwhile, Matthew St. Lawrence asserts that economies should view the Covid-19 recovery as an opportunity to implement interventions for a cleaner and greener future.

In the political sphere, Rosalind Horrobin outlines the dangers of conspiracy theories in American political discourse, within the context of the upcoming Presidential election. In the United Kingdom, Sophie Evans considers whether Brexit, and specifically the Internal Market Bill, posit “A Full-Scale Assault on Devolution”. In the Middle East, Brooke Siegler analyses whether the Abraham Accords are symptomatic of a changing dynamic.

Over in Business, Tommy Pigatto considers whether Telsa is ‘Losing Charge’ as Musk’s ‘Battery Day’ announcement last month fell short of the expectations of investors, who had anticipated the introduction of a cheaper, more durable battery. Meanwhile, Mik Mrd uncovers the investment opportunities offered by the beauty industry, finding value that is not simply skin-deep.

United Kingdom

Middle East and Africa




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