Why did Yannis choose to eat Oreos for breakfast? It seems like quite an inappropriate time to eat Oreos… Is he just an irrational man? Economics may help to explain this odd choice better than one may first think.
Danny Wang explores the implications of the fast fashion craze sweeping Australia, and the rest of the globe.
In his ESSA debut, Nick Tarrant has a look at the internet piracy situation in Australia. What can be done to alleviate the problem?
Dan Clayton-Chubb and John Davis respond to a recent Guardian piece by David Graeber.
In just under a decade, microfinance has gone from winning the Nobel Peace Prize to being described as “a poster child of exploitation of the vulnerable.” Matthew Vethecan explores what has gone wrong and how we can fix it.
Olivia Robins examines the viability of a sugar tax in our society today.
Each week the ESSA Editors pick out the best articles from the latest in the world of economics, politics, and everything in between.
Elijah Lim reflects on the story of American Shakerism: though celibacy and communism were the two cornerstones upon which the Shaker communes were founded, they were what eventually led to their decline.
Emily Vuong investigates the government’s decision to prioritise transparency in the case of Huawei and the National Broadband Network.
A pictorial and graphical illustration of the concept of utility as observed at the Camberwell Sunday Market.
The psychology of preferences: UNSW’s Gigi Foster delivers her second blog post on social trends that underlie demand, and how economies can be destabilised when these change.