Everything in life is a transaction


The Gender Pay GAP and Driving Instructors


“Brought out the pink Lamborghini just to race with Chyna, brought the wraith to China just to race in China” –Nicki Minaj, Rake it Up (good song, btw).


A very random start, I know, but all will make sense once you have downloaded this blog into your brain, and especially if you’re of #TheCulture. Anyway sha, I was pointed in the direction of an excellently presented study (http://www.reddrivingschool.com/wp-content/uploads/RED-White-Paper.pdf) on the benefits of having a career as a driving instructor, which I found had some very intriguing findings with regards to the very recent gender pay debate. Leggo!

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In recent times, London has been at the forefront of news for a number of negative reasons. From Brexit, and the state of our government in general, to the increasingly frequent and harrowing attacks on innocent members of the public, Londoners have bore witness to events that have rocked us to our core. What has happened this week, however, has personally put me over the edge. In the early hours of Wednesday 14th June 2017, a fire broke out in a flat in Grenfell Tower, West London.

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Economics is essential the science of choice. A lot of economic theory is based on the premise of perfect information. This is the assumption that everybody in the economy has all the info available to him or her to make the best choices. That is the most rational thing for us to do. As I’ve stated in previous posts you can influence human behaviour via the manipulation of incentive. If I told a Beyonce fan at work that I will give her front row tickets to her next show if she showed up to the next working day half a hour early what time do you think she will aim to get to work the next day?

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I have a pet peeve with football fans; I always blame them for not using their brains, behaving in a tribalistic manner, insane levels of bias and a complete disinterest in objectivity. Every transfer window, my eyes and ears literally bleed at the comments I read on social media or what I hear on the radio: “Dat bloddy Rahim Stir lin. He ain’t bladdy worth fifty million quid. Imagine how much Sir Bobby would have been worth today aye!” I think that, instead of me finding new ways of insulting people, it is best to share my ideology and maybe bounce ideas about the place.

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As a man, the ins and outs of maternity leave doesn’t tend to be high up in your realms of expertise (apart, of course, from the "ins and out" which got the woman there to begin with), which is why I was stunned when I stumbled across the details of the average maternity leave conditions. Those that know me may be surprised at my stance on this topic. Usually, I am highly in favour of cost/benefit analysis and economic independence of individuals. I believe that, if you want children, you shouldn’t be catered to and given housing on a discount - you should have planned for the eventuality. You are yours and your support network's problem, not the state's. The public should not have to fund the raising of your child. HOWEVER ....

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What I really wanted to do was the play the instrumental to 2pac's "Hit Em Up" and write a diss track for you people that voted leave. Unfortunately, that wouldn’t be as productive as it would be enjoyable! As you should know, the UK has voted to leave the EU, which has sent everybody into a frenzy. We have politicians resigning, markets crashing, heck, even England’s football team voted leave! Nobody seems to know what is going on; we have so many questions, and it seems like even those in power don’t have a clue! So the purpose of this post is to help answer some of the questions I have seen flung about social media and the news.

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Dating is probably the most important form of human interaction, as it is heavily linked with life, as we know it. Whether you like it or not, a significant amount of our behaviour is influenced by the opposite sex. Before I get into it, I would like to state a few disclaimers, before awon complainers come to aggravate me with their issue Olympics. 

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Welcome to Disunomics!

The purpose of Disunomics is to simplify economics and the impact it has on us daily. All of us have witnessed economic reporting on the news and have seen loads of graphs & figures thrown around. A lot of jargon being dashed around and most people just switch off. That is a huge problem. Why? There is no real significance to the general public. The same government policy can affect 5 different sets people in different ways. I like to look at sub categories such as


·      Children

·      Students

·      Business owners

·      Pensioners

·      Banks

·      Unemployed/employed

·      High net worth individuals


There are many sub categories of people so it’s important that economic information is specific to these sub categories. You would want to know how inflation going up 3% effects your sub category, your family member’s sub category etc.

I will attempt to highlight how economic factors impact these sub categories whilst detailing how the principles of economics play a part in things most of us care about. The topics will include sport, music, relationships, health and many more.


As a quick induction here is something you must absorb before you continue to follow Disunomics.


I believe everything in life is some sort of transaction. You are friends with someone because they provide you certain characteristics and you in turn trade them for your characteristics. The basis of this is in my opinion the basis of economics ... Incentive

If you ever want to estimate the outcome of a particular government policy or global event just think …

“What will be the best thing for person X or company X to do?”

Incentives are the best way to alter behaviour. For example if tomorrow the head of the company you work for announces “Any employee that comes into work 1 hour before will get awarded £200 extra for that day” how will that impact behaviour? More people will start coming into work earlier!

Disunomics will help to highlight how certain things you may believe will be the cause of popular policies may actual have adverse effects! I will try make the impact as easy to understand and as relatable as possible. Enjoy (well try to pretend to). Thanks!