Anika - Year 10 Student Editor's note: There is a growing awareness that, "Current evidence for COVID-19 shows that those from a BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) background and males have been disproportionately impacted, with age and specific underlying conditions also associated with more severe illness. " (British Medical Association). However, there has been far … Continue reading Economic impact of COVID on the BAME community
‘The Mansion Tax is an idea whose time has come’. Discuss.
Jamie - Year 12 Student Editor’s note: Talented economist Jamie, now in Year 13, writes once again for the Humanities Journal, examining whether now is the time to implement a Mansion Tax. He tackles three key points: the issues with the taxation of property, the under taxation of wealth and widening economic inequality. He neatly … Continue reading ‘The Mansion Tax is an idea whose time has come’. Discuss.
Duty: whose duty is it to alleviate poverty?
Ananya - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Ananya elected to write this carefully researched and well written essay on the chosen word ‘duty’ in response to The Dukes Essay Prize organised by Dukes Education. This competition is inspired by the famous entrance test for All Souls College, Oxford, where students write an essay in response to … Continue reading Duty: whose duty is it to alleviate poverty?
How does knowledge of the past help prepare us for the challenges of the 21st century?
James - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: The New College of Humanities (NCH) organise an annual essay competition open to ambitious and talented students from around the world who are in their penultimate year of secondary education (equivalent to Year 12 in the UK). This is an opportunity to show both academic potential and passion … Continue reading How does knowledge of the past help prepare us for the challenges of the 21st century?
US-China Trade War: A UK Perspective
Anika Bansal - Year 9 Student Why is there a dispute? Due to opposite views on the trade imbalance and their economy, the US and China rivalry has developed into a full-blown trade war. The US has criticised China of unfair trading practices and intellectual property theft. The common belief in China regarding this matter … Continue reading US-China Trade War: A UK Perspective
How Equality of Opportunity Helps Drive the Economy
James - Year 12 Student One tenet of economic theory is the efficient use of resources or factors of production, be they land, labour, capital or entrepreneurship. This is because it reduces wastage and so these factors of production can be used for other purposes, facilitating greater economic growth. However, gross social inequality pervades our … Continue reading How Equality of Opportunity Helps Drive the Economy
Review: Talk by Tim Marshall
Benjamin Bissett (Year 8) & Tom White (Year 13) On the 28th February 2019, GSAL and councillor Dan Cohen (Conservative councillor for Alwoodley) hosted and sponsored a talk by Tim Marshall, former diplomatic editor and foreign affairs editor for Sky News. Marshall, who was educated at Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley, spoke about how … Continue reading Review: Talk by Tim Marshall
Recommended Reading for Economists
Mr R Stevenson - Head of Economic Studies Below is an up-to-date reading list (courtesy of the tutor2u website) for economists, particularly those who are considering studying the subject at university. Wider reading and offering your thoughts on a particular book / topic will form a key part of any personal statement. For anyone in … Continue reading Recommended Reading for Economists
News From… LEAP Business Enterprise
Mariam Shan - Year 12 LEAP Business Member Year 12 students bravely taking the LEAP into running their own business The Leeds Enterprise Advisory Programme (LEAP) is an opportunity to showcase your business acumen through running your own company during Year 12. You work in teams of up to 10 students selling almost anything you … Continue reading News From… LEAP Business Enterprise
Recommended Read: Factfulness
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World—And Why Things Are Better Than You Think Rosling, H. & Rosling, O. (2019) This book by acclaimed Swedish doctor and statistician Hans Rosling has been given free to all college graduates in the USA by none other than Bill Gates. The … Continue reading Recommended Read: Factfulness