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Pondering pharmaceutical patents

By · May 2nd, 2014

David Huang delves into the patent system of the pharmaceutical industry.

The Icelandic pandemic

By · April 28th, 2014

How one small country experienced history’s largest systematic banking collapse

Fear of deflation re-ignites in the Eurozone

By · April 22nd, 2014

Marco Madzzar analyses the economics underlying the re-emerging fears of deflation in the Eurozone

A tale of two classes: China’s hukou-based discrimination – Part 2

By · April 20th, 2014

Following an overview of hukou’s history, Alice He’s second instalment discusses how China’s economic development depends on its rural migrant workers – the unofficial lower class of modern China.


Internet piracy: time for a more progressive solution

By · April 17th, 2014

In his ESSA debut, Nick Tarrant has a look at the internet piracy situation in Australia. What can be done to alleviate the problem?

The problems (and promise) of microfinance

By · April 15th, 2014

In just under a decade, microfinance has gone from winning the Nobel Peace Prize to being described as “a poster child of exploitation of the vulnerable.” Matthew Vethecan explores what has gone wrong and how we can fix it.

The economic irrationality of new conservatives

By · April 3rd, 2014

Matthew Rao examines the flaws in new conservative economic thinking. Can new conservatives reconcile their defence of strong communities with their commitment to economic rationalism?

Abolishing the Federal Reserve

By · March 31st, 2014

Why ending the Fed could be one of the best decisions America ever makes.


The Great Recession that we dodged

By · March 28th, 2014

In his ESSA debut, Brody Viney counts Australia’s lucky stars as other nations remain fraught with fiscal uncertainty.

The minimum wage debate

By · March 26th, 2014

Why would you raise the minimum wage? Chandan Hegde weighs in on the economic dilemma playing out in the U.S.

Capitalism in Crisis: Income Inequality in the US

By · March 25th, 2014

Marco Madzzar analyses the US post-GFC and explains the concerning trends of growing income inequality that the US faces.

Book Review: The Great Escape

By · March 18th, 2014

Matthew Vethecan explores Angus Deaton’s new book, The Great Escape, which tells the story of how most of mankind’s escape to affluence has left some behind, and what we should do to help.


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