Olivia Robins observes YouTubers in their natural habitat, preparing herself for her one shot at making it big.
Each week the ESSA Editors pick out the best articles from the latest in the world of economics, politics, and everything in between.
Netflix might have arrived, but Australians still get a raw deal when it comes to accessing content. Is it any wonder we’re a nation of pirates?
The sugar content of soft-drinks and other sugary drinks has been linked with negative health and welfare outcomes. So what measures should be taken by policy-makers? Kathryn St. John evaluates the policy options.
Airlines are struggling to stay in the business. Why does the airline industry find it so hard to make a profit?
Pat Healy takes a look at whether economic policies help or hinder Indigenous people.
At what point does rational debate turn irrational? Josh Brown examines how individual incentives are distorting rational arguments on climate change policy.
It is easy to blame iron ore prices for Brazil’s demise. But the real complication lies in a problem which developing countries seem unable to shake.
We need a lucid tax discussion, but the language of our leaders suggests we won’t get it, says Matthew Rao.
This week, readers are given a chance to see the effects of certain budget cuts and investment initiatives; how did Twitter’s share price drop by US$8b, and should we be trusting market trends? Moving beyond Australian borders, we explore Africa’s rapid urbanisation and China’s new proposal to invest $50 billion in Brazil.
Charlie Mei discusses the proliferation of e-commerce in developing nations, and what this means for market efficiency.
ESSA editor Tom Crowley dissects the Federal budget.