ESSA

  1. The Economics Student Society of Australia
  2. Whose place in space? A tragedy of the commons
    By · May 22nd, 2016

    Satellites create substantial public benefit. But in space, no-one can make you clean (with apologies to Ridley Scott).

  3. Budget Breakdown 2015-16
    By · May 3rd, 2016

    Hot take summary of the key measures in this year’s budget

Brexit: Divided Kingdom

By · June 24th, 2016

Not sure what to make of today’s Brexit? ESSA has you covered.

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The problems with Australia’s political duopoly

By · June 21st, 2016

Australia appears to be stuck in a political quagmire, with neither major party offering concrete solutions to the challenges facing the nation’s future. What can be done? Andrew Wong makes the case for why you should send the two major Australian political parties a message on July 2.

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The cashless economy: convenience, or an instrument of control?

By · June 5th, 2016

Being able to pay for everyday items quickly and easily without having to enter a PIN is one of modern life’s great conveniences, and a welcome alternative to carrying around cash. However, does the likely rise of the cashless economy have its downsides?

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Nominal Interest: Semester 1 Finale

By · June 2nd, 2016

Catch up on the last episode for Semester 1, for a peek into the future of AI and a magical discussion of economics and fantasy.

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Why the long queue?

By · June 1st, 2016

If you’re a self-confessed “foodie,” you’re probably all too familiar with long queues to eat at your favourite trendy establishments. You’ve probably never stopped, however, to think about the economics of those annoying queues. Aleisha Hall explores the science of queuing.

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The $350 million match

By · May 26th, 2016

You might not have heard of it, but it’s the biggest sporting contest in the world when it comes to its monetary value. Sam O’Connor explains the riches of the Championship play-off final.

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Harry Potter and the Economics of Magic

By · May 24th, 2016

The world of Harry Potter is one of fantastical spells, fearsome creatures and powerful witches and wizards. However, Harry and his friends are not immune from the very same economic factors and concepts that also affect us Muggles. Read on to discover the economics behind J.K. Rowling’s magical world.

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Whose place in space? A tragedy of the commons

By · May 22nd, 2016

Satellites create substantial public benefit. But in space, no-one can make you clean (with apologies to Ridley Scott).

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