The Gig Economy & E-Hailing Services: Prospects & Potentials Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak in Malaysia

John McAfee defines the gig economy as an empowerment and the gig economy is currently blooming at unprecedented speed along current technology streamlines.According to the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), ‘e-hailing’ is defined as a term used for ordering a car, bike, taxi, or any other type of transportation pick-up by using electronic devices such as smartphones or personal computers. As the consumers, we can now settle the bill electronically all through an app. This also provides an opportunity for individuals to gain…

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Data Visualization: NGOs Helping To Fight The COVID-19 Battle

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused chaos all over the world. Government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are all working together tirelessly to contain the lethal virus from spreading even further. Amidst all these, financial uncertainties, economic downturn and local employment sector have not been spared from being impacted severely. As the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted and disrupted the lives of many, those who are already living in poverty and who are vulnerable such as elderly people and unfortunate families, are being pushed even deeper into difficulty.…

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Stock market charts are seen during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 28, 2020 at Wall Street in New York City. - Losses on Wall Street deepened following a bruising open, as global markets were poised to conclude their worst week since 2008 with another rout. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)

PUTRA 101: Impacts Of COVID-19 Pandemic On The Malaysian Economy

While some have argued that economics is a technical subject, others may argue that, quoting Ha-Joon Chang, the author of ‘Economics: The User’s Guide’, “95% of economics is common sense deliberately made complicated”.Based on the book ‘The Econocracy: the perils of leaving economics to the experts’ written by three English young economist-academicians in 2017, economics has become too complex for the common people to participate, giving the effect that they are not entitled to an opinion and there is no way for them to enact…

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