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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.

The economic advantages of disabled labour inclusion

By · May 1st, 2014

Australia’s disability spending is projected to balloon. Catherine Paquette proposes a solution to make all better off—not just economically.

Myths of the third sector: executive pay

By · April 30th, 2014

Can you make a fortune running a charity? Cynthia Huang examines the intricacies behind non-profit executive remuneration.

VOC: The birth of the modern corporation

By · April 29th, 2014

Nicholas Tarrant has a look at VOC – the Dutch East India Company – and its influences upon the modern capitalist system.

A Game of ‘Productivity’

By · April 28th, 2014

In a world divided by vicious factionalism and political ambition, Oliver examines whether the Lannisters’ greatest threat stems from a rapidly deteriorating economy.

The Icelandic pandemic

By · April 28th, 2014

How one small country experienced history’s largest systematic banking collapse

Time for the ACCC to declare victory in the ‘shopper dockets’ war

By · April 27th, 2014

Professor Stephen King explains and evaluates the ACCC’s efforts in restricting the extent of fuel discounts offered by Woolworth and Coles shopper dockets. Should ACCC go further?

The resurgence of human slavery

By · April 26th, 2014

Annie Cao explores the economic makeup of human trafficking in the sex industry in Australia.

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