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Economic History

Simple gifts: celibacy and communism

By · April 12th, 2014

Elijah Lim reflects on the story of American Shakerism: though celibacy and communism were the two cornerstones upon which the Shaker communes were founded, they were what eventually led to their decline.

Did Reaganomics kick-off with a Keynesian stimulus?

By · April 7th, 2014

Joey Moloney assesses a seemingly odd claim that is not short on credibility.

A hypothetical foray into time as a resource

By · April 6th, 2014

In his ESSA debut, Daniel Tan explains why time is the ultimate resource, and visits seemingly outlandish concepts such as time elasticity, a changing supply of lifetime, and time travel.

The rise of the QWERTY keyboard

By · April 5th, 2014

Ever wondered how efficiently you type? Cordelia Foo examines the origins of the QWERTY keyboard and how it came to be the universal standard.


Neoliberal foundations: an introduction to Friedrich Hayek

By · April 2nd, 2014

In their ESSA debut, Dan Clayton-Chubb and John Davis (two medical students and soon to be doctors) commence an exploration into one of history’s greatest thinkers.

Driving to a new era of economic growth

By · March 27th, 2014

With many exciting technologies well on their way, Robert Greco singles out the driverless car and canvasses the economic benefits the economy could expect from its arrival.

The Economic Man 2.0

By · March 26th, 2014

Cynthia Huang examines the link between technology and economics. Can gadgets enhance human rationality?

The secret to East Asian modernisation

By · March 21st, 2014

Both market-based and centrally planned economies went down the inevitable path of industrialisation during the 20th century. Emily Vuong reflects on the unique experiences of Japan and China.


City upon a Hill

By · March 15th, 2014

Elijah discusses the Puritan settlement of New England and how it was the ideal environment for the development of a new secular, capitalist ethic.

A brief history of China’s ‘hukou’ system – Part 1

By · March 14th, 2014

This first instalment in Alice He’s series enlightens readers on a system of geographical division and hence inequality that exists in China today.

Central command and five year plans: Soviet industrialisation under Stalin

By · March 10th, 2014

Joey Moloney tells the story of Joseph Stalin’s attempts at rapid industrialisation in the pre-World War II era.

What price is the history of economics?

By · March 7th, 2014

John Lodewijks details the benefits of learning about economic history and its importance to the success of economists, present and future.


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