The Ethics of Haggling in Developing Countries

Frugality is a virtue, especially when it comes to travelling. There is a problem, however, when frugality turns selfish; when a penny-pinching mentality is adopted in developing countries, and you start haggling over certain things,… View Post

A Healthy Response to Privilege is Gratitude, Not Guilt

It’s easy to feel guilty about having an advantage in life due to the accident of being born in a first-world country to a middle-class family. Being able to travel is considered an incredible luxury… View Post

Unpaid Internships Are Still a Major Problem

A recent report by the London Assembly Economy Committee found that more than 6 in 10 interns are paid less than the National Minimum Wage (NMW) of £6.50 an hour, with the Committee calling on… View Post

Should the National Minimum Wage Be Scrapped?

Eamonn Butler, Director of the Adam Smith Institute, a right-wing think tank, wrote an article in favour of scrapping the national minimum wage (NMW). He maintains that the worst who are affected by the NMW… View Post

Gift Economy: Living Without Money

A gift economy is a model of exchange where valuables or some commodity is given away without an agreement for an immediate or future reward. Every transaction involves either giving or receiving gifts and presents. In… View Post