Watch: The Truth About The Impact Of Protests On The Economy

According to a Forbes article last month, Many of the mass protests happening around the world were sparked by anger over the economy – especially rising inequality and high costs of living – and then quickly evolved into larger, more potent social movements.”

In a research paper by International Journal On Human Rights, “In the past several years, the world has been shaken by protests, peaceful and otherwise. Findings of recent research indicate that the leading cause of protests around the world is a broad set of grievances related to economic needs.”

On both global and national level, our society is being rocked by protests, violent and non-violent. In times like these, it is extremely important to understand not only the socio-political causes and consequences, but also the economic ones. 

How do protests affect the economy of any country? How does the economics of a country influence protests? And most importantly, what and how does one make the inevitable choice between a stable economy and the discourse around any harmful or discriminatory policy or inaction on the government’s part which, if ignored by the people of the country, could culminate into something far more serious?

Here is a video that talks about the economics of protests in detail. 



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