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Economic History

Working hard or hardly working?

By · June 4th, 2014

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

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 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.

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?


Should we fear deflation?

By · May 19th, 2014

Chandan Hegde offers insight on whether our fear of deflation is indeed warranted.

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?

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.


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.

Why an environmentalist should befriend an economist

By · April 24th, 2014

Robert Greco exposes the fallacy of environmentalist-endorsed rules of thumb and discusses what can be done.

Are education vouchers truly a free-market solution?

By · April 22nd, 2014

Chandan Hegde offers his take on whether the popular solution to privatising education truly achieves free-market ideals.

David Graeber, UOI an explanation

By · April 16th, 2014

Dan Clayton-Chubb and John Davis respond to a recent Guardian piece by David Graeber.


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