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The New Netflix Economy

As Netflix prepares to celebrate its first birthday in Australia, Eddie Go reflects on how the popular streaming service has reshaped consumer demand and shaken up the entertainment industry.

The Sharing Economy and the Rise of the Freelancer

Australia, like the rest of the world, is moving towards a ‘sharing economy.’ As Steph explains, the paradigm shift has implications for workers and employers alike.

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

Learning to trust strangers

Anisha Kidd considers how new technology is helping strangers trust each other – and thus opening up a new world of economic transactions.

The rise of the sharing economy

At the heart of economics lies the fundamental problem of scarcity. As Lionel Robbins reflected, economics is a science that studies ‘human behaviour as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses.’ The recurring challenges faced by economists, consumers, businesses – in fact, everyone – is how to allocate finite resources amongst infinite needs and wants.

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