economic principles · inflation

Mainstream Monday: 3 Things you Should Know About Economics

Sometimes, the economist in me really hates the news. Wait, that’s all the time. Economics is a complicated and imperfect discipline that is constantly changing. Unfortunately, the mainstream media is mostly interested in what it can feed people to get them to turn on the channel RIGHT NOW, so silly things like “facts” and “accuracy”… Continue reading Mainstream Monday: 3 Things you Should Know About Economics

Financial Inclusion

Is being “unbanked” really so bad?

Financial inclusion is an economic topic that’s been on the radar of policymakers for years. In an international context, it has been newsworthy  for a while. I think particularly all the buzz about M-PESA a few years ago and how mobile money was enabling economic growth thanks to greater financial  interconnectedness brought this issue into… Continue reading Is being “unbanked” really so bad?