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How does welfare relate to productivity?

By · June 22nd, 2014

Daniel Tan takes up the case against reducing welfare, arguing that the Treasurer’s efforts to repair the Budget will not deliver us a productive, growing and sustainable Australia.

Shadow labour

By · June 16th, 2014

Chandan Hegde offers his insight on what shadow labour is and its growing prevalence.

Germany and the Euro

By · June 15th, 2014

Matthew Rao explains how Germany has been the Eurozone’s worst enemy rather than its saviour.

Monetising organ donations

By · June 11th, 2014

Philip O’Riordan considers the merits of monetising organ donation. Would it solve the problem?

Old folks, new monopolists: the age of the nursing home

By · June 9th, 2014

Olivia Robins discusses the dangers of market power in nursing homes.

The age of entitlement is over: A story of work ethic and generosity

By · June 7th, 2014

Cordelia Foo finds that it is ultimately our attitudes towards work that has landed us in this “age of entitlement” debate.

U.S mobility: moving in the right direction?

By · June 7th, 2014

Has the American Dream really ceased to be a reality? Yannis Goutzamanis critically considers whether there have been changes to the socio-economic mobility in the United States in the recent decades.

Disruptive innovation

By · June 6th, 2014

David Huang discusses the impact disruptive innovations can have on our 21st century world.

Working hard or hardly working?

By · June 4th, 2014

Is economic interdependence a possibility for the future? Anisha Kidd examines a post-scarcity society.

Federal Budget 2014: Experts respond

By · June 1st, 2014

A commentary of the ESA Federal Budget Review featuring Judith Sloan, John Freebairn and Don Harding and topped up with our interviews with each of the guest speakers.

Pluralism in economics part 2: the broader benefits

By · June 1st, 2014

In the second and final part of the series, Joey Moloney explains how pluralism would create a stronger and more useful economics.

The transport debate: road versus rail

By · May 31st, 2014

Cordelia Foo looks at the road versus rail debate and what it means to have an efficient transport network in the context of Victoria.

The Swedish Welfare System

By · May 30th, 2014

In light of the recent welfare cuts to the federal budget, Nicholas Tarrant takes a look at our Scandinavian friends and their approach to the welfare state.

The effect of omitting unpaid work from national accounts

By · May 29th, 2014

GDP calculations do not account for unpaid work, to the detriment of society and working women in particular.

iRobot – a reality?

By · May 28th, 2014

Anisha Kidd examines how technology influences the economy. Are we on track to develop robots in the next few decades?

Interrogation, dominance and control

By · May 26th, 2014

How family crime squads have denied Italy its prosperity.

Let’s celebrate the fall in global income inequality

By · May 24th, 2014

Professor Stephen King brings to the fore the story of decreasing global income inequality, often receiving less attention in comparison to the fierce debate about in-country income inequality.

Taxation gone topsy-turvy

By · May 23rd, 2014

In the shadow of the deficit tax, Brody Viney investigates the murky truth of Australia’s taxation history.

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.

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