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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.

D-Day for debt restructuring

By · March 13th, 2014

A radical interpretation of a standard debt clause by the New York Courts threatens to undermine sovereign debt restructuring worldwide.


The failures of neoliberalism

By · March 6th, 2014

Emily Vuong presents a scathing evaluation of the predominant free-market ideology.

Lessons learnt from the EU crisis: looking forward

By · March 5th, 2014

Jessica Stone holistically examines the cause, development and impact of the EU crisis.

The theocracy: an economist’s lament

By · March 3rd, 2014

Aristidi Armstrong makes the case for governments keeping their decision making free of religious influences – the economy will thank them for it!

Unemployment in America: the forgotten economic crisis

By · February 24th, 2014

Most of Washington’s economic debate is over the long-standing budget deficit and the national debt, when the focus for policymakers should be on the long-term crisis in unemployment.


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