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PART 4. Modern Monetary Theory

By · October 29th, 2022

Modern Monetary Theory is about more than just tax, debt, and deficits. What can it tell us about unemployment and charities? Join Felix in the final instalment of his series to find out!

PART 3. Modern Monetary Theory

By · October 22nd, 2022

Inflation is the largest motivator of controversy over Modern Monetary Theory. Is MMT really all about spending freely? Join Felix in MMT’s response to these critiques.

PART 2. Modern Monetary Theory

By · October 15th, 2022

How do government “debt” and the “deficit” operate? How does the government differ from households? Join Felix in Modern Monetary Theory’s answers to these questions.

PART 1. Modern Monetary Theory

By · October 8th, 2022

Can governments just print money? Do we need taxation to fund government expenditure? Join Felix as he explores these questions with Modern Monetary Theory.

The Good, The Bad, and the Weird: Tax Edition

By · August 25th, 2022

When we think of tax, there are a few contemporary ones that come to mind, like income or sales tax. But have taxes always been this sensible? Join Domenic as he explores various taxes in world history – the good, the bad, as well as the weird.

Germany on the Brink of Recession

By · August 19th, 2022

After major gas disruptions many European countries are suffering. Germany is on the verge of recession, will this be the tipping point?

Pasokification: The economics behind the decline of the Parti Socialiste

By · August 16th, 2022

France’s Socialist Party used to be a dominant force in the country’s left politics, but it has since faded into obscurity. Join Nate as he explains why this happened and what lessons we should learn from it.

The snow industry’s left turn

By · August 9th, 2022

Snowsports are a costly business, but climate change and generational changes are creating new challenges and extra costs for the industry. Join Wesley as he explains this, and how the snowsport industry is changing to overcome these challenges.

Australia: A fourth world of welfare capitalism?

By · July 25th, 2022

Can Australia still be considered its own fourth world of welfare capitalism? Join Joel as he discusses the history behind Australia’s welfare state.

How should Western economics approach Islamic economics?

By · July 25th, 2022

Islam embraces a set of moral norms and values about individual and social economic behaviour. But how does this compare with Western economics? Join Joel as he discusses Western and Islamic economics in a contemporary setting.

Building the blocks of blockchain: Part two

By · July 25th, 2022

In part two of this series, David concludes the discussion on blockchain, exploring all things decentralisation.

The USSR and Barter Economy: How Pepsi Once Became the Sixth Largest Military in the World

By · June 30th, 2022

In part two of this series, Phil concludes the discussion on the USSR’s exchange rate with a case study on Pepsi, warships, and comparative advantage.

A Very Brief History of the USSR’s Economy and the Value of the Ruble

By · June 29th, 2022

The first article in a two-part series, Phil outlines the economy of the USSR in its early years, examining why the value of the ruble was worthless as international currency.

Pace and Space: Is the NBA ready for expansion?

By · June 27th, 2022

Recent decisions by the NBA have hinted that league expansion is on the horizon. Using the COVID-impacted 2021-22 season as a basis of analysis, Mason explores the feasibility of this prospect and whether it would do more harm for the league than good.

Inflation: A global crisis on the horizon?

By · June 24th, 2022

New inflation data from the US has induced fears that the world is teetering on the brink of a global recession. Join Labib Mashrur as he explores why prices are rising and how it affects us all.

Vision 2045: Shaping Vietnam’s future economy through innovation – Part I

By · May 24th, 2022

Vietnam is one of the fastest developing economies in the world. Join Olivia on this 3-part series as she explores the idea of the ‘innovation ecosystem’ that lies behind the country’s success.

Supply and Demand in Fast Fashion

By · May 21st, 2022

Using supply and demand analysis, Rachael Leung analyses how consumers have perpetuated the harmful industry of fast fashion.

Is there a relationship between trust and economic growth?

By · May 10th, 2022

The level of trust in an economy isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when analysing economic growth. In this article, Nicholas examines how its significance is often underestimated, and explores the role that trust can play in facilitating higher workforce productivity and economic growth.

Once upon a time in Babylon

By · May 9th, 2022

Law and order are a common feature of everyday existence. But how did it come to be this way? Join Domenic as he ventures to Babylon and uncovers the very beginnings of law in the world.

The Market for Beauty

By · May 9th, 2022

Aristotle is quoted as saying: “Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.” Perhaps he was waxing poetic about the soul, or perhaps he was foreseeing beauty-based discrimination in the labour market. Joel Lee explores the phenomenon of beauty premiums in the workplace and how economics can help us resolve it.

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