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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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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.

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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.

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Why are my flights still so expensive?

By · September 23rd, 2016

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

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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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Democracy: a drag on economic development?

By · September 18th, 2016

We take it as a given that democracy and wealth go hand in hand. However, is this really as much of a truism as we think? Does democracy result in inefficiency and an unwillingness on the part of elected officials to make tough decisions? Quoc Anh Nguyen examines this difficult questions.

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Development Aid: A Mixed Track Record

By · September 16th, 2016

Extreme poverty has never been lower in the history of mankind. 135 billion USD is spent on official development aid every year. However, to eradicate extreme poverty, is the answer to simply increase aid? Fredrik Thor investigates.

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The Subscription Economy

By · September 14th, 2016

From Netflix and Spotify to…Razors and iPhones? Solomon explores why the subscription business model is here to stay, and why this is good news for you as a consumer.

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No More Gifts

By · September 9th, 2016

Should we give gifts? Justin Liu makes a compelling case for why we should not…

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