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Understanding the NRA

By · October 24th, 2017

The National Rifle Association is arguably America’s most powerful – and most feared – lobby group. But why is the NRA so powerful? What does it do? Cassie Lew explores.

China is headed for breaking point – unless its institutions can change

By · October 20th, 2017

Nick Henderson considers the impact of China’s political institutions on its future, and argues that Chinese growth in its current form is unsustainable.

Does Blockchain live up to the hype?

By · October 18th, 2017

When celebrities such as Floyd Mayweather, Paris Hilton and DJ Khaled start promoting cryptocurrencies, it’s safe to say that the blockchain space has well and truly caught the public’s attention. But is much of this hype just hot air? Solomon explores.

Fairtrade Coffee: Does a coffee a day keep poverty away?

By · October 12th, 2017

Many students would argue that coffee is the primary causal factor behind their success. Is it also the key to success for those in poverty? Thao-Mi Bui investigates.

A half-hearted defence of the pharmaceutical industry

By · October 11th, 2017

Exorbitant drug pricing by Big Pharma is often viewed as exploitative and unfair to those who don’t have the support of insurance or government subsidies. Justin Liu sort-of explains why it might be a necessary evil.

Do sanctions work?

By · October 6th, 2017

Amy Pereira investigates whether economic sanctions are effective, or just the foreign policy equivalent of the naughty corner.

Love Games: Confessing feelings to a friend

By · October 4th, 2017

A dilemma for those who a have crush on their friend: do you want love or do you just want to stay friends? Jasmine Nguyen explores how to play the love coordination game for a friend.

Venezuela: an economic tragedy

By · September 26th, 2017

Venezuela was once an economic powerhouse and socialist paradise driven by immense oil wealth. Now, it’s on the brink of complete collapse, with protests on the streets and a government in turmoil. What happened?

#ESSADebate – Youth Travel

By · September 22nd, 2017

It’s no secret that Millennials love to travel and explore the world. But given the budget constraints of the average twenty-something year old, is it really the wisest hobby to indulge in? Julia Pham and Justin Liu battle it out in an #ESSADebate on whether you should pack your bags, or stay put. Have a read, and then vote for your favourite in our poll below!

The Economics of Pornography Stripped Down

By · September 15th, 2017

It’s a multi-billion dollar industry that operates virtually incognito. Mi-Thao goes under the covers to investigate the porn industry and its future.

A clash between ethics and the market: price gouging and Hurricane Harvey

By · September 8th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc across the Southern United States, causing severe flooding and breakdowns in all sorts of essential infrastructure such as transport and communication. At some point, there seems to have been an erosion of the unwritten rules that form our social norms, and at the surface, it can appear that there are profiteers seeking to make a quick buck out of the desperate – price gouging.

The mayhem and dysfunction of India’s cash-free experiment

By · September 6th, 2017

When India removed 86% of its cash from circulation in 2016, the intention was to disrupt organised crime and move the country into the digital age. Instead, chaos spread across the nation, highlighting the danger of taking shortcuts to economic and social progress. Nick explores.

#ESSADebate – Books vs. eBooks

By · September 1st, 2017

With the advancement of technology, eBooks have made reading much more convenient. But there’s just something about holding an old-fashioned book in your hands. Amy Pereira and Jasmine Nguyen battle it out in a #ESSADebate to see which reading format reigns supreme. Have a read and then vote for your favourite in our poll below, to crown the winner once and for all!

Economics x Fashion: Why high-low designer collabs work, and why they don’t

By · August 26th, 2017

Julia Pham steps into the world of designer collaborations and explains what makes them so popular.

Commballnomics 2017: the opportunity costs of attendance

By · August 23rd, 2017

It’s that time of year again, the university night of nights, Commerce Ball. Naturally, it’s a night that involves spending quite a bit of money, and you might be worried about making sure you’re a rational consumer come Thursday night. Don’t worry though, because ESSA has you covered.

Uber’s driverless cars: the road ahead

By · August 20th, 2017

Neala Guo explores the driverless cars that might take you to and from work in the not too distant future — and the rocky road ahead for anyone involved in the car industry.

#ESSADebate – Should Section 44 be amended?

By · August 11th, 2017

The dual citizenship clause in the Australian Constitution has plunged Parliament into chaos recently, with the resignation of two Greens senators and the eligibility of many other MPs being brought into question. Kyneton Morris and Julia Pham go head to head in an #ESSADebate over whether Section 44(i) protects or hinders our democracy. Have a read and then vote for your favourite in our poll below, to crown the winner once and for all!

‘Australian Made’ won’t make us great again

By · August 9th, 2017

Nick Henderson examines the country of origin food labelling rules currently being phased in across Australia. Will promoting ‘Australian made’ really make us better off?

The fight against cyber attacks

By · July 29th, 2017

With the prevalence and costs of cyber attacks rising in recent years, corporations and governments are now taking stronger action and issuing stern warnings to cyber criminals.

The economics of self driving cars

By · July 26th, 2017

Self-driving cars are becoming more and more prevalent, with experts boasting of their advantages compared to regular vehicles. But what effect will this rise of automation have on the economy? Nicolas Alexiou explains.

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