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Stop making fun of me for drinking Coke Zero.

By · March 31st, 2017

Enough is enough. Stop judging me for ordering Coke Zero with everything, stop telling me that it’s bad for me. Justin Liu defends his favourite beverage from the naysayers and haters out there.

#ESSADebate – Pads vs Menstrual Cups

By · March 15th, 2017

We’re proud to bring you this year’s first #ESSAdebate! In honour of International Women’s Day, Julia Pham and Jasmine Nguyen engage in some healthy banter over sanitary pads and menstrual cups. Read their respective arguments for each side below and keep an eye out on Friday – we’ll be giving you the chance on Facebook to crown the winner once and for all!!

Uber is problematic – but you’ll keep using it anyway

By · March 1st, 2017

Uber is practically a staple of modern transport, but its meteoric rise has come at a cost.

The cost of Free

By · February 22nd, 2017

The life of a university student is peppered with free stuff. But are free things always worth getting? Suvi Lokuge delves into the hidden costs of Free.


Why boycotts are sometimes more talk than action

By · February 17th, 2017

Consumers have a history of speaking out with their wallets when firms behave badly, but exactly what does this entail? Eddie Go explores the economics behind the consumer boycott.

In defence of a Facebook addiction

By · November 23rd, 2016

Rest assured, you can be a rational addict.

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.

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.


No More Gifts

By · September 9th, 2016

Should we give gifts? Justin Liu makes a compelling case for why we should not…

The Economics of Sharing

By · August 31st, 2016

Sharing is an everyday phenomenon that we often take for granted. Lokuge explores the question of whether we are sharing efficiently.

Are ticket scalpers really ripping you off?

By · August 26th, 2016

Whenever a high profile event sells out, you can be sure that ticket scalpers are at work, endeavouring to make profits at the expense of those who missed out. Taylor Nugent explores why arbitrageurs succeed and explains the economics behind ticket scalping.

The Food Court Dilemma

By · August 19th, 2016

Muffins or croissants? Pizza or pasta? Can’t decide? Louise Yun explores why.


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