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Solomon Zhang

Solomon Zhang

born with a silver spoon

Of death, taxes and silvers spoons: An argument for the inheritance tax’s reinstatement

By · February 10th, 2017

Discussing tax is never popular. Discussing the most unpopular tax? Politically foolhardy. However, with inequality on an upwards trend, it’s time we drop the politics and consider the economic merits of implementing an inheritance tax, writes Solomon Zhang.

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Behind the booming Supply and Demand of Music Festivals

By · October 19th, 2016

Recent years have marked the exponential growth of music festival events in Australia and across the globe. Solomon explores the economic rationale behind this phenomenon.

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The Subscription Economy

By · September 14th, 2016

From Netflix and Spotify to…Razors and iPhones? Solomon explores why the subscription business model is here to stay, and why this is good news for you as a consumer.

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From Rational Economics to Irrational Love? Examining the Changing Function of Marriage

By · August 17th, 2016

Love and Economics? ESSA’s Solomon Zhang explores how the ‘L’ word has fundamentally changed the dynamics of modern marriage.


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Election 2016: The Innovation Agenda

By · July 2nd, 2016

With talk of an ‘ideas boom’ being the next ‘mining boom’, it is clear that Australians are now investing in innovation to grow the economy. ESSA’s Solomon Zhang compares the strategies proposed by the major political parties to spur and strengthen national research and innovation.

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Superannuation – A disconnect between mind and matter?

By · April 15th, 2016

Solomon Zhang examines the cause of the incongruence between thought and action in Australian attitudes towards superannuation.

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