Salman Mallick

2119: We are stuck in a Brexit Groundhog Day

It was a bright and sunny day at Brussels, in 2119. The 31st of October, to be exact. The reporters and the Brexit pilgrims were standing on either side of a cordoned-off red carpet, leading to Brexit House, the venue for the signing of the Brexit extension. The Brexit Extension...
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Posted Dec. 10, 2019

Finland, free money and the pursuit of happiness

The universal basic income (UBI) scheme in Finland has come to an end, and news outlets have, more often than not, placed more emphasis on the fact that people remained unemployed, rather than the fact that they were happier, less stressed, and more optimistic about their future. It has been...
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Posted Mar. 9, 2019

Dissecting the UK minimum wage

Today, you can barely cover the price of a meal from Xananas with the UK’s hourly minimum wage. That’s just for those aged over 21. Let that sink in. Now, think about the people who actually have to live on that – support families, and raise children. With the recent...
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Posted Nov. 15, 2018