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Women in Law. Childcare: It’s Also a Man’s World

March 7, 2019

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father and little daughter go to school or daycare

“We are at an exciting point in the debate about achieving equality of opportunity in the work place”

Saima Hanif is a Barrister at 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray’s Inn, London, UK

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Women in Law. Knowing When to Leap

March 4, 2019

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Women in the city

“knowing when to leap – life is precious, if things aren’t working say no to complacency and scare yourself with new opportunities”

Rosie Burbidge is a Partner at Gunnercooke LLP, London UK

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What’s Beyond the Glass in Career Advancement for Women?

September 14, 2017

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iStock-533921850-women-men-running-2Tracey Robinson takes a look at the emotive language surrounding women and their careers. […]

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Exploring the relationship between constitutions and gender

July 11, 2017

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Helen Irving explores the relationship between constitutions and gender.

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Vanity Economics: An Economic Exploration of Sex, Marriage and Family – by C. Simon Fan

May 6, 2014

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Couple Shopping

We live in an era of consumerism. Influenced by a powerful media, many people indulge in the purchase of ever-expanding varieties of goods and services. A new word, “oniomania,” was created to describe some people’s compulsive urge to shop. However, most consumption activities are simply for “vanity” rather than for biological needs. Back in 1899, Veblen put forward the theory of “conspicuous consumption”, which argues that economic behaviour is socially determined and driven by the human instincts of emulation and social comparison. Similarly, John Maynard Keynes argued that an important aspect of our desire for the conspicuous consumption of goods is “in the sense that we feel them only if their satisfaction lifts us above, makes us feel superior to, our fellows.” Dave Ramsey puts it more vividly: “We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don ’t like.”

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