Why Hillary Clinton is the woman America needs for 2016

With the soap opera of the Republican nominations taking over the U.S. political scene, the Democrats have been somewhat overshadowed. The few who are focusing on the Democratic elections have seen a clear frontrunner come through: Hillary Clinton. Despite the astonishing rise of Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton still remains the overwhelming favourite to be the Democratic candidate for 2016, and for good reason. Continue reading “Why Hillary Clinton is the woman America needs for 2016”

Why oil prices will go lower from here

The dramatic markdown in oil prices in the years of 2014 and 2015 has gotten everyone talking. On one side, there are those who say that oil is simply too big a component of our lives for prices to remain this low, and on the other there are those who believe that a combination of supply-side and demand-side factors will make sure that oil prices will stay at the current level, and perhaps even go lower. I tend to agree more with the latter, as a plethora of conditions are required for oil prices to go up, and, as of now, none of them are being met, and perhaps will not be for the foreseeable future. The first reason why oil prices will go lower from here is a reduction in global demand. Continue reading “Why oil prices will go lower from here”

How I think we can reduce absolute poverty

There is no denying that poverty is an absolute cancer of society. The fact that even one person does not have the resources necessary to sustain life is categorically abhorrent, let alone millions. Some say that absolute poverty will always exist, but to that, I quote the prominent lecturer Charles Aked, who said that “the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing”. As such, I have immortalised my musings on the matter below. I must stress, before I get to the proverbial meat of this article, that these are simply my thoughts on the topic, and I do not proclaim them to be unequivocally correct in the slightest. In actuality, I am welcome to any elucidations or critiques of my thoughts in the comment section below. Continue reading “How I think we can reduce absolute poverty”