Earlier this year, the Filipino government relaunched its violent crackdown on drugs. Sao Yang Hew discusses the unintended consequences of the infamous drug war on the people of the Philippines.
In the past months, we have seen massive variations in the values of cryptocurrencies. Earlier in the year, some predicted that people would soon replace their usage of traditional currencies with crypto-currencies. Michael Manoussakis explores the implications of such a change.
Wage growth remains stubbornly low across the developed world. Do big companies hold too much power in the labour market? Miguel Ayala discusses the effects of these monopsonies on wages.
Thomas Goh looks closer at the practice of vote trading by elected representatives, drawing on social choice theory and political philosophy.
The effect of ethnic diversity on development has long been a subject of fierce debate. Hasitha Jayatilake takes a close look at the key issues in this debate.
With the rise of new technologies such as, ‘tap and pay phone apps,’ it is becoming easier and simpler for consumers to switch to cashless payments. Charan Naidoo and Ben Toohey discuss whether we should view the rising cashless economy positively or negatively.
Nick Henderson delivers his argument against government-funded higher education, contending that such a policy will do little to help the disadvantaged. An alternative point of focus is subsequently discussed.
Thomas Granger explores consumer agency, and asks; can your choices have a positive impact on the environment?
In the battle against the titans of fast fashion can ethical fashion truly be the white knight of the fashion industry, or is it doomed to failure? Tingnan Li investigates the current state of affairs.
Oren Bahari discusses how current contemporary Art Asset Management may place the next Picasso in a Warehouse
They’ve topped the VCE and now they’re competing to be the top tutors. Jasmine Nguyen examines how millennial former-students-turned-educators are changing the dynamics of the VCE private tutoring market.
Totes are in vogue, not just because they are fashionable, but because they are touted (toted one might say) as a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. Thao-Mi Bui investigates if this is true.
Sarah Fung discusses how religion has influenced and shaped our current economic system.
Modern economists have consistently failed to predict and explain the business cycle. Mitchell Harvey argues that an old idea, long rejected by the mainstream economics profession, may be worth reconsidering.
In the age of distraction, video games are becoming a larger part of our lives. Tony Xie investigates how publishers are adopting new revenue models to take advantage of this growing market.
US equities have had a shaky start to 2018. Nathan McClelland explores some of the possible reasons for this volatility.
In an age of rising populism around the world due to political disengagement often we assume that our democratic system is flawed. Dan Crowley discusses voter dissatisfaction and the merits of Australian democracy.
Is this the beginning of the end for the largest luxury fashion houses? What can the likes of Gucci and Chanel do to fight back against the tide of fast fashion and e-commerce? Tingnan Li investigates.
Aquaculture is a fast-growing industry with the power to revolutionise the way humans obtain their seafood. Liam Zippel explores the benefits of this industry in Australia.
With the world’s two largest economic powers hurtling towards a trade war after the US accused China of unfair trading practices, Thomas Goh delves into China’s trading practices to determine whether these accusations are justified.