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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.

Why boycotts are sometimes more talk than action

By · February 17th, 2017

Consumers have a history of speaking out with their wallets when firms behave badly, but exactly what does this entail? Eddie Go explores the economics behind the consumer boycott.

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Of death, taxes and silvers spoons: An argument for the inheritance tax’s reinstatement

By · February 10th, 2017

Discussing tax is never popular. Discussing the most unpopular tax? Politically foolhardy. However, with inequality on an upwards trend, it’s time we drop the politics and consider the economic merits of implementing an inheritance tax, writes Solomon Zhang.

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How to fix tennis, not its matches

By · February 3rd, 2017

The life of a tennis player is commonly perceived to be lavish and glamorous. Nicolas Alexiou explains how this is far from the full truth, and explores how we can stop players from being tempted by match-fixers.

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America, land of liberty? Part I: The New Deal and the Four Freedoms

By · January 30th, 2017

In this three-part series, Yaz Naji traces how the idea of freedom in the United States has shaped its economic policy from the Great Depression to modern times. Part I explores the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt in shaping American concepts of positive freedom.

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MYEFO 2016-17: is the Government on the economic naughty list?

By · December 19th, 2016

‘”Twas the night before MYEFO, when all through Canberra…”

Tom Crowley explains why Scott Morrison and Malcolm Turnbull might get a nasty surprise this Christmas.

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In defence of a Facebook addiction

By · November 23rd, 2016

Rest assured, you can be a rational addict.

Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

The 2016 Presidential Election: ESSA Reacts

By · November 9th, 2016

We’re going to have to get used to saying President Trump. ESSA’s team of writers react to a stunning election result.

Source: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Trump: how did we get here?

By · November 6th, 2016

Matthew Rao dissects why we currently find ourselves awash in populism, from Trump to UKIP and everything inbetween.

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