Do you have what it takes to be a YouTube star?

By · May 25th, 2015

Olivia Robins observes YouTubers in their natural habitat, preparing herself for her one shot at making it big.

Editors’ Picks — 24th May 2015

By · May 24th, 2015

Each week the ESSA Editors pick out the best articles from the latest in the world of economics, politics, and everything in between.

Pirates from Down Under

By · May 24th, 2015

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?

A hard think about soft drink

By · May 23rd, 2015

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.

The turbulent airline industry

By · May 21st, 2015

Airlines are struggling to stay in the business. Why does the airline industry find it so hard to make a profit?

Why the gap hasn’t been closed

By · May 20th, 2015

Pat Healy takes a look at whether economic policies help or hinder Indigenous people.

The challenge of insignificance for climate change scientists

By · May 20th, 2015

At what point does rational debate turn irrational? Josh Brown examines how individual incentives are distorting rational arguments on climate change policy.

Rousseff and the Brazilian Problem

By · May 19th, 2015

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.

Tax me if you can

By · May 18th, 2015

We need a lucid tax discussion, but the language of our leaders suggests we won’t get it, says Matthew Rao.

Editors’ Picks — 17th May 2015

By · May 17th, 2015

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.

The development of interconnected markets

By · May 16th, 2015

Charlie Mei discusses the proliferation of e-commerce in developing nations, and what this means for market efficiency.

Desperate, deceitful and deliberately dull: Budget 2015

By · May 13th, 2015

ESSA editor Tom Crowley dissects the Federal budget.

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