Different approaches to modern freedom: neo-liberalism and neo-republicanism

By · August 5th, 2014

Joey Moloney examines the fundamentals of the most significant ideological contest in the modern era.

The Pricing Straightjacket

By · July 19th, 2014

Cordelia Foo looks at how $2 shops survive in a world of inflation.

Carbon cost: reflecting upon the repeal

By · July 18th, 2014

Brody Viney ponders the intersection of economics and climate change policy.

Why the federal budget represents the victory of the Baby Boomers over the ‘Alphabet soup’ generations

By · July 15th, 2014

Professor Stephen King lays down evidence which suggests the 2014 federal budget was a series of moves to protect the Baby Boomers, by reducing the entitlements of the younger generations.

What is Austrian economics?

By · July 14th, 2014

Austrian economics: the answer to the call for pluralism?

Messy games

By · July 13th, 2014

Olivia Robins pays the price for her messy room.

Why austerity is failing

By · July 13th, 2014

Matthew Rao examines the merits of the two main approaches to dealing with global economic stagnation.

Measuring global poverty

By · July 11th, 2014

Emily Vuong explores the use of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as the latest measure of extreme economic inequality. Can it finally replace GDP per capita?

Can consultants save universities?

By · July 4th, 2014

Alice He discusses the merits of universities hiring external consultants to streamline operations.

Life in the country – how do regional economies cope in the 21st century?

By · July 4th, 2014

Chris Weinberg reflects on Portland’s role in a changing Australian economy.

Rethinking economic freedom

By · July 2nd, 2014

Anisha Kidd considers how much we should really value our economic freedom.

Time for the states to have income tax?

By · July 1st, 2014

Professor Stephen King explains why state income taxes is an idea whose ‘time has come’.

Harping on about productivity

By · June 30th, 2014

Joey Moloney explains how the Harper inquiry into competition policy could boost productivity growth.

Gaming the system: predicting university fee decisions

By · June 27th, 2014

With debate heating up over the future of university fees, Brody Viney tries his hand at fortune telling – the game theory way.

Thinking, fast or slow: can you do it?

By · June 25th, 2014

Dan and John are here to convince you that your life will be drastically better if you read Daniel Kahneman’s “Thinking, Fast and Slow”.

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.

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