Lachlan Walden is a third-year Bachelor of Commerce student at The University of Melbourne majoring in economics and accounting. In 2014 he is an Editor in the Publications team at UoM. Lachlan fundamentally believes in equality by opportunity and asserts that economics is a study that facilitates the achievement of this by – albeit perhaps a simplistic line of reasoning – analysing how best to allocate resources. Besides having an insatiable passion for economics, he ascertains a lot of utility from allocating ‘free’ time in an ostensibly irrational manner towards his core personal interests of public policy, business and the pursuit of optimal holistic health. Follow Lachlan on Twitter: @lachlanwalden
Monopolies so often get away with price gouging their customers. Examples are all around us and one particular instance seems to go beyond simply prices. Lachlan Walden investigates.
The Australian political scene is widely considered as having been particularly tumultuous over the
past few years by virtually all political commentators.
While many are concerned about plans for the NBN, Lachlan Walden suggests that the indicated calm and methodical approach of Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull may actually deliver a sound outcome.
Lachlan Walden considers how to rationally approach the process of considering the purchase of a new mobile device.
Which policies should the rational Australian consider when voting in the upcoming election? Lachlan Walden discusses.
What are the tactics of resource allocation behind the chaos of Australian election campaigns? Lachlan Walden examines the current approaches.
Walden explores what goes on behind every decision. Have you made yours yet?
The political smarts and motivations behind the Federal Budget explained.
Recent mainstream media reporting on the monthly RBA meetings may be in dire need of some reworking.
You may give a Gonski, but is that enough to patch up our education system?
Have the latest proposals on superannuation policy reform done enough to ensure a sustainable and equitable system?
The what and why of this week’s big political news.