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Greed, for lack of a better word, is good

By · May 23rd, 2014

Adam Smith on steroids—is there still a case to be argued for greed?

Federal Budget 2014: higher education

By · May 22nd, 2014

ESSA examines how the proposals included in the 2014 Federal Budget will impact students.

Do donations achieve lasting social impact?

By · May 21st, 2014

Cynthia Huang examines the problems with the way we donate, and the difference in buying short-term relief and investing in long-term social change.

Dealing at arms-length: sinking dubious tax havens

By · May 20th, 2014

Marco Madzzar delves into the world of the Apple Corporation and how loopholes in transfer pricing rules has led to massive and blatant tax avoidance.

Should we fear deflation?

By · May 19th, 2014

Chandan Hegde offers insight on whether our fear of deflation is indeed warranted.

For country or for cash?

By · May 18th, 2014

Danny Wang explores the links between nationalism and economy amongst our neighbours to the north.

The left’s failure of Ukraine

By · May 18th, 2014

Matthew Rao provides an explanation for why the American left has let down Ukraine.

The myths of university deregulation

By · May 16th, 2014

With further deregulation of higher education on the horizon, some students are crying out against ‘corporate universities’. Alice He examines whether such concerns are justified.

Boris Island: the answer to London’s economic woes?

By · May 15th, 2014

Stephanie Gale assesses London Mayor Boris Johnson’s wild plans to shut down Heathrow Airport, in favour of a new transport ‘super island’ to solve the city’s employment crisis.

The disposable home: why Japanese real estate is failing

By · May 14th, 2014

Most Japanese homes (excluding the land) have lost all resale value within 15 years of construction. Philip O’Riordan examines why.

Good-bye, proud world!

By · May 13th, 2014

Elijah Lim explores the transcendentalists of 19th century America and their attempt to create their utopian community. Is it possible to create a social system that fits perfectly with a theological or philosophical scheme?

Taxing online shoppers: should we decrease the GST threshold?

By · May 12th, 2014

Olivia Robins explores possible avenues for increasing GST revenue.

Hollywood’s cinematic supremacy

By · May 11th, 2014

ESSA pits Hollywood’s film industry performance against its great rival, Bollywood.

Paying for universal healthcare

By · May 9th, 2014

Is a GP co-payment a good idea? Medical students Dan and John share their view.

Voluntourism and the obvious pitfalls of ‘orphan demand’

By · May 8th, 2014

When helping the world’s most vulnerable becomes a market commodity, troubling incentives are created, writes Monika Sarder.

A twist on labour economics: time inequality

By · May 5th, 2014

In another largely theoretical exercise, Daniel Tan examines lifespan inequality and how income inequality ties in closely with the way we use our time.

Economic pluralism part 1: why students benefit

By · May 5th, 2014

In part one of a two-part series on pluralism in economics, Joey Moloney outlines a strong case for why all students would benefit.

Letter to the Editors: the party of euphemisms?

By · May 4th, 2014

Ryan Murphy-Moore sends in a spicy response to ESSA writer Matthew Rao’s article, The Age of Euphemisms.

How much will your coffee be tomorrow?

By · May 3rd, 2014

Cordelia Foo predicts the future price trends for your morning coffee.

Pondering pharmaceutical patents

By · May 2nd, 2014

David Huang delves into the patent system of the pharmaceutical industry.

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