Syed Yusuf Saadat

January 19, 2019
January 19, 2019

Employment in the age of automation

The lift-operator is a peculiar person. He sits on a stool inside a small, claustrophobic space. In the olden days his job required quite a few skills.

October 22, 2018
October 22, 2018

Cities and climate change

Urbanisation is escalating worldwide. Hence cities are becoming increasingly crucial in dealing with climate change. According to UN Habitat, cities contribute to 70 percent of global greenhouse...

September 9, 2018
September 9, 2018

The value of a woman's time

The word “economics” originates from the Greek “oikonomikos”, which roughly means management and care of the household. From this etymology, it may appear that women, who are often in charge of...

June 27, 2018
June 27, 2018

Why do people evade taxes?

In Satyajit Ray's 1980 dystopian film Hirok Rajar Deshe (Kingdom of Diamonds), a diamond miner accused of tax evasion is brought to the court of the king. The miner pleads for the king's...

March 30, 2018
March 30, 2018

Peace Over War

Peace is often defined as the absence of violence, conflict, hostility, or war. Yet this definition is not only derogatory, but also deceptive. Peace is not merely the absence of violence; it is...

May 13, 2017
May 13, 2017

The threshold of inequality

The subject of inequality is both interesting and important for a multitude of reasons. From a purely positive perspective, income

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