San Francisco is world-renowned for their astronomical house prices. With an average sale price of US$1.45 million1, it ranks second in most expensive homes in America2, trailing only behind San Jose which is located 50 miles South East of the city. In the last decade following the 2007-2009 housing crisis, house prices have over doubled in value meaning that now it is predicted that one will need to earn at least $172,000 a year to afford a home there3. Continue reading Causes and Effects of High House Prices in San Francisco
The Importance of Tied Aid with respect to Human Rights
Tied (or conditional) aid is portrayed as toxic by the media, criticised for its perceived controlling and restrictive nature. This seems to contradict the beneficent and altruistic philosophy of aid. Afterall, research shows that due to the monopolising power of donor countries, the cost of goods and services can rise by up to 30%. Continue reading A Defence of Tied Aid
Off a small island off the coast of Cape Vogel, in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, tourists explore the local area by motor yacht. Continue reading Development in Papua New Guinea
What can the Nigerian Government do to Encourage and Initiate Religious Reconciliation in the Country?
Nigeria is in need of religious reconciliation. Ever since just before their independence from British rule in 1960, there has been religious divide within the country. Continue reading Religious Reconciliation in Nigeria
This is a photo that I took last summer at a section of the Great Wall of China, about an hour away from Beijing. It was an amazing experience to see the wall, an experience packed with history; but, for me, with everywhere being packed full of people, it highlighted a much more modern notion: tourism. Continue reading Tourism in China