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  1. The Economics Student Society of Australia
  2. Whose place in space? A tragedy of the commons
    By · May 22nd, 2016

    Satellites create substantial public benefit. But in space, no-one can make you clean (with apologies to Ridley Scott).

  3. Budget Breakdown 2015-16
    By · May 3rd, 2016

    Hot take summary of the key measures in this year’s budget

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The $350 million match

By · May 26th, 2016

You might not have heard of it, but it’s the biggest sporting contest in the world when it comes to its monetary value. Sam O’Connor explains the riches of the Championship play-off final.

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Harry Potter and the Economics of Magic

By · May 24th, 2016

The world of Harry Potter is one of fantastical spells, fearsome creatures and powerful witches and wizards. However, Harry and his friends are not immune from the very same economic factors and concepts that also affect us Muggles. Read on to discover the economics behind J.K. Rowling’s magical world.

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Whose place in space? A tragedy of the commons

By · May 22nd, 2016

Satellites create substantial public benefit. But in space, no-one can make you clean (with apologies to Ridley Scott).

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The ‘Creative Destruction’ of Capitalism

By · May 18th, 2016

Joseph Schumpeter reluctantly offers a stark account of the future of capitalism. Alarmingly, Schumpeter’s thesis is looking increasingly accurate.

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Nominal Interest

By · May 16th, 2016

Catch up on the latest episode of Nominal Interest for all things post-Budget and voter theory in the Philippines.

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The human condition: the economy’s worst enemy

By · May 15th, 2016

Economic downturns and market crashes have long been accepted by society as the norm, yet we find ourselves in deeper holes as each financial crisis hits us. Is there a reason? Andrew Wong explains that we are the reason.

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Nominal Interest: Budget Special

By · May 9th, 2016

Catch up on the ESSA team’s take on the 2016/17 Federal Budget.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: where economics and power politics collide

By · May 8th, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has been praised as a breakthrough in international free trade efforts. It has also been heavily criticised, seen as merely a smokescreen for increasing American influence in the Asia-Pacific region and the reach of its corporations. However, it is also a fascinating example of how political and economic rivalries can overlap.

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