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Rationality on trial in three exhibits

By · August 31st, 2014

This month, Daniel Tan attempts to explore the concept of rational decision-making by questioning his own rationality in a recent experience.

Equalisation in the AFL: a historical look

By · August 29th, 2014

In the first instalment of a two part series, Nick Tarrant views the AFL’s equalisation policies through a historical lens.

The Pokémon economy

By · August 22nd, 2014

In the first of a two-part series on childhood economics, David Huang explores the way in which Pokémon card economies functioned.

Blood money – should blood donors be paid?

By · August 13th, 2014

Australia is facing a budget blowout – a plasma budget blowout. Phillip O’Riordan examines the merits of remunerating blood donors.

The Pricing Straightjacket

By · July 19th, 2014

Cordelia Foo looks at how $2 shops survive in a world of inflation.

Messy games

By · July 13th, 2014

Olivia Robins pays the price for her messy room.

Thinking, fast or slow: can you do it?

By · June 25th, 2014

Dan and John are here to convince you that your life will be drastically better if you read Daniel Kahneman’s “Thinking, Fast and Slow”.

Disruptive innovation

By · June 6th, 2014

David Huang discusses the impact disruptive innovations can have on our 21st century world.

iRobot – a reality?

By · May 28th, 2014

Anisha Kidd examines how technology influences the economy. Are we on track to develop robots in the next few decades?

Hollywood’s cinematic supremacy

By · May 11th, 2014

ESSA pits Hollywood’s film industry performance against its great rival, Bollywood.

How much will your coffee be tomorrow?

By · May 3rd, 2014

Cordelia Foo predicts the future price trends for your morning coffee.

Myths of the third sector: executive pay

By · April 30th, 2014

Can you make a fortune running a charity? Cynthia Huang examines the intricacies behind non-profit executive remuneration.

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