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  2. The return of Commballnomics: drinks, DPs and other dilemmas
    By · August 24th, 2016

    Forget your hair. Forget your outfit. All the Commball prep you need to think about is right here. ESSA’s Commballnomics is back for another year.

  3. Mo Money Mo Problems: The Universal Basic Income
    By · August 22nd, 2016

    Ahead of tonight’s big debate between Melbourne and Monash, Matt Lagamba weighs in on the universal basic income.

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Behind the booming Supply and Demand of Music Festivals

By · October 19th, 2016

Recent years have marked the exponential growth of music festival events in Australia and across the globe. Solomon explores the economic rationale behind this phenomenon.


When voters lie…

By · October 14th, 2016

When a rational American voter heads to the polls next month, we naturally assume they’ll be casting a vote for their favourite presidential candidate. Eddie Go explains how the plurality voting system used in US elections challenges this assumption and fosters the practice of insincere voting.


Economic elite welcome two new members

By · October 12th, 2016

Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström were awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics. Edmund Kemsley explains why.


Why staying in a dying industry may be the right choice…

By · October 5th, 2016

They say a person will have multiple different jobs in their career. But how easy is it to switch into a new role, a new workplace, a new industry? How feasible is to discard your current skills and learn something completely new? Taylor Nugent explores.


The 1st Presidential Debate: ESSA Writers React

By · September 27th, 2016

After a dramatic 90 minutes of debate, millions of people were left reacting to a memorable tussle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Some of ESSA’s Staff of Writers have their say below.


The 1st Presidential Debate: A setback for the Donald?

By · September 27th, 2016

A fiery first presidential debate has just concluded over in the United States. After 90 memorable minutes, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton left the stage leaving millions with lots to consider. Tom Crowley provides his hot take on the debate.


Why are my flights still so expensive?

By · September 23rd, 2016

Sky-high airfares: Eloise Hesse explores why flights still so expensive.


Section 18C: does it go too far?

By · September 19th, 2016

Australia is a democratic society, with liberal values at its bedrock. However, does legislation aimed at limiting hate speech go too far in restricting one’s right to free speech? Chris Kounelis makes the case for why Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act should be reformed.

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