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Economic History

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.

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.


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