Broken but not Beaten – An Analysis of the Beirut Explosion

“I saw death with my own eyes… I started feeling ‘is it over?’ I was looking around at the ceiling, just waiting for it to fall on us,” says Emmanuelle Lteif Khnaisser in an interview with the news outlet France 24. On the 4th of August, Emmanuelle had arrived with her husband, at the St.Continue reading “Broken but not Beaten – An Analysis of the Beirut Explosion”

The Insanity ​​Behind Mental Health Economics

It does not take an Econ genius to determine the adverse relationship between the economy and mental health, whether these be direct costs, such as therapy or other mental health program expenses, or indirect costs such as loss in labour productivity. However, what is the monetary value of such a toll?  Experts estimate that mentalContinue reading “The Insanity ​​Behind Mental Health Economics”

The Hidden Victims of COVID-19

No one is exempt from the effects of the COVID19 pandemic; everyone has had to make their sacrifices, however big or small. However, some members of society have been hit especially hard during this global pandemic. We have heard the stories of the traditional risk groups, yet the media has largely ignored the situation ofContinue reading “The Hidden Victims of COVID-19”

The Forgotten Key Workers: Seasonal Migrant Labour in the Age of COVID-19

The story of the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of devastation, but it has also highlighted the importance of key workers to the functioning of countries around the world. This has in turn led to a rising appreciation for the work that they do, with the media and people in general playing a role inContinue reading “The Forgotten Key Workers: Seasonal Migrant Labour in the Age of COVID-19”

Burying our Heads in the Sand: the 2003 Iraq War and the Excuse of the ‘Benefit of Hindsight’

The cacophony of war has always been part of the human condition. However, our capacity for compartmentalisation is boundless, and this ability has enabled us to commit atrocities against one another whilst detaching ourselves from any sense of blame or remorse. Through this detachment and disassociation, along with our growing distance from the past, we are ableContinue reading “Burying our Heads in the Sand: the 2003 Iraq War and the Excuse of the ‘Benefit of Hindsight’”