A pragmatic approach to free speech

By · April 25th, 2016

What exactly constitutes “free speech” is a highly controversial issue. Should ultimate freedom of expression be allowed regardless of the offence it might cause, or should we take a more tempered approach? Chris Kounelis makes the case for the latter.

The economics of quinoa: superfoods’ dark side

By · April 21st, 2016

Quinoa is one of a wave of trendy “superfoods” to have become popular in recent years. However, does our insatiable demand for these crops have unintended consequences in their native lands? Aleisha Hall explores the side of quinoa you don’t see.

What you need to know about the Panama Papers

By · April 13th, 2016

The ripples of the publication of the Panama Papers, history’s biggest leak, are still being felt. Leon Obrenov explains what it’s all about, and why we should care.

Trump: can game theory explain the inexplicable?

By · April 11th, 2016

Donal Trump’s rise seems to defy explanation. James Stratton attempts to prove otherwise, armed with the game theorist’s toolbox.

The embargo has gotta go

By · April 4th, 2016

For decades, the Cuban economy has been constrained under strict communist rule. Eddie Go makes an economic case for re-establishing trade and other economic relations between the U.S. and Cuba in light of Obama’s historic visit to the island.

Land of the Free and Home of the Unconventional: Inequality and the Rise of Donald Trump

By · March 17th, 2016

‘The land of free’, ‘the home of the brave’ and a country facing some the highest rates of poverty and inequality of any OECD nation. Harry Murphy Cruise explores how income inequality has influenced the voting behaviour of many Americans

Trumping the odds: What to expect on Super Tuesday

By · March 1st, 2016

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have shattered the rules and expectations of American politics. As the 2016 campaign enters Super Tuesday, can they continue to beat the odds? Sam O’Connor provides you with everything you need to know about this most important day of the primary season.

The Responsibility to Ratify: Why the TPP is Crucial to Australia’s Future

By · February 21st, 2016

Edmund Kemsley examines the merits of the TPP and explains why the agreement is good for the economy as a whole.

Reconstructing corruption to spur growth

By · February 15th, 2016

What can history teach us about economic prosperity and the structure of a country’s corruption? As fresh elections have brought about a new leader, can Nigeria finally achieve prosperity and rise as a leading African power?

The Paris Agreement: A Comprehensive Mistake

By · December 20th, 2015

The Paris agreement is heralded as a major step forward for climate change policy – Taylor Nugent explains why the agreement should be met with a healthy dose of scepticism.

The race to two degrees: COP21 primer

By · November 25th, 2015

Priyanka Banerjee gives an overview of the oncoming climate change talks in Paris and what COP21 can mean for Australia.

Why Free Trade?

By · October 1st, 2015

A Game theory analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

This article first appeared in Short Supply 2015 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

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