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Simple gifts: celibacy and communism

By · April 12th, 2014

Elijah Lim reflects on the story of American Shakerism: though celibacy and communism were the two cornerstones upon which the Shaker communes were founded, they were what eventually led to their decline.

Huawei: a justifiable ban or a missed opportunity?

By · April 11th, 2014

Emily Vuong investigates the government’s decision to prioritise transparency in the case of Huawei and the National Broadband Network.

Scavenging for rationality at the Camberwell Sunday Market

By · April 10th, 2014

A pictorial and graphical illustration of the concept of utility as observed at the Camberwell Sunday Market.

Living Economics Part 2: Stimulus-response on the demand side

By · April 10th, 2014

The psychology of preferences: UNSW’s Gigi Foster delivers her second blog post on social trends that underlie demand, and how economies can be destabilised when these change.

Does being an economist make me a bad person?

By · April 9th, 2014

In her ESSA debut, Anisha Kidd examines the blurred lines between economics and ethics.

Did Reaganomics kick-off with a Keynesian stimulus?

By · April 7th, 2014

Joey Moloney assesses a seemingly odd claim that is not short on credibility.

A hypothetical foray into time as a resource

By · April 6th, 2014

In his ESSA debut, Daniel Tan explains why time is the ultimate resource, and visits seemingly outlandish concepts such as time elasticity, a changing supply of lifetime, and time travel.

The boy who cried wolf

By · April 6th, 2014

By mapping out the mechanics of a classic story using game theory, David Huang examines the idea of reputation, its importance and associated strategies.

The rise of the QWERTY keyboard

By · April 5th, 2014

Ever wondered how efficiently you type? Cordelia Foo examines the origins of the QWERTY keyboard and how it came to be the universal standard.

The economic irrationality of new conservatives

By · April 3rd, 2014

Matthew Rao examines the flaws in new conservative economic thinking. Can new conservatives reconcile their defence of strong communities with their commitment to economic rationalism?

Neoliberal foundations: an introduction to Friedrich Hayek

By · April 2nd, 2014

In their ESSA debut, Dan Clayton-Chubb and John Davis (two medical students and soon to be doctors) commence an exploration into one of history’s greatest thinkers.

Closing the Gap

By · March 31st, 2014

March’s infographic looks at the employment disadvantage facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Abolishing the Federal Reserve

By · March 31st, 2014

Why ending the Fed could be one of the best decisions America ever makes.

The economics of the tourist rip-off

By · March 30th, 2014

Olivia Robins uses game theory to explain how one small Belgian café’s costs have been changed by globalisation.

When the government plays with hidden taxes, we all lose

By · March 30th, 2014

“You don’t get nuthin for nuthin.” Professor Stephen King discusses the illusion and the reality of cross-subsidies, and who really bears the costs of the postal service, the gas reservation scheme and the NBN.

The dynamic force of internet piracy

By · March 29th, 2014

The free access to film and television is slowly becoming the social norm. Annie Cao uncovers the game-changing effects of internet piracy that have changed the landscape of the industry.

The Great Recession that we dodged

By · March 28th, 2014

In his ESSA debut, Brody Viney counts Australia’s lucky stars as other nations remain fraught with fiscal uncertainty.

Driving to a new era of economic growth

By · March 27th, 2014

With many exciting technologies well on their way, Robert Greco singles out the driverless car and canvasses the economic benefits the economy could expect from its arrival.

The Economic Man 2.0

By · March 26th, 2014

Cynthia Huang examines the link between technology and economics. Can gadgets enhance human rationality?

The minimum wage debate

By · March 26th, 2014

Why would you raise the minimum wage? Chandan Hegde weighs in on the economic dilemma playing out in the U.S.

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