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Welfare economics: should Australia abolish the Age Pension?

By · October 23rd, 2014

Alex Setiawan discusses whether the Australian government should actively plan to abolish the Age Pension in the future.

The Bretton Woods summit

By · October 20th, 2014

William Johnson takes a look back at the conference that changed post-war economics.

Do the global rich inflict extreme poverty on the global poor?

By · October 19th, 2014

Emily Vuong examines the argument that the current global institutional order is responsible for the suffering of the world’s poor.

Democracy: as easy as one, two, three

By · October 17th, 2014

Danny Wang uncovers the factors crucial to sustaining successful democracies.

University economics: The curious case of international students and their enormous fees

By · October 16th, 2014

Why are international students eager to pay exorbitant fees? Alex Setiawan discusses.

Debunking the paradox of thrift

By · October 15th, 2014

Chandan Hegde offers an Austrian take on whether the paradox of thrift and its accompanying Keynesian policies are appropriate.

Final sore line: 0–2

By · October 14th, 2014

In the second of a two-part series, Robert Greco investigates whether the economic criticism of mega-sports event subsidies held true in the FIFA 2014 World Cup.

Living Economics Part 3: Consumers, producers, and the evolution of economies

By · October 14th, 2014

Using Darwinism to explain economics: producers as species fighting for survival, innovation as mutation, consumers as the selective environment, and the economy as an ecosystem.

2014 ESSA Q&A recap in tweets

By · October 13th, 2014

Missed ESSA’s Q&A event this year? Follow the recap, as tweeted by our audience.

Not so super

By · October 13th, 2014

Olivia Robins challenges whether we are actually better off with less superannuation.

Economic growth and climate policy: mutually exclusive?

By · October 12th, 2014

Matthew Rao shows how economic growth and political success can be reached through suitable climate policy.

Off-season economics

By · October 10th, 2014

Brody Viney provides five top tips from economics for clubs and recruiters in the AFL’s silly season.

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