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Fuel to the fire: The economics (and politics) of petroleum

Fuel prices have been at the forefront of economic and policy discussion in recent days. How is that prices can shoot up practically overnight, but take months to recover? What can economic principles tell us about the petroleum industry? And what are the political implications? Join Max as he answers all of these questions in his latest article.

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Inflation fear is an inflated fear

Australia’s inflation rate has reached an all-time high since the GFC but what does this mean for the Australian public? Anna McBride explores inflation’s relationship with two areas of consumer interest – wages and interest rates – to determine whether its increase should worry us.

Do we need a global minimum corporate tax?

The global minimum corporate tax theoretically supports countries’ national budgets and creates an equally competitive environment among countries. Lam Do discusses this plan from a variety of perspectives.

Are Electric Vehicle Subsidies a Good Idea For Australia?

Electric Vehicle (EV) Technology has gained much public attention as an area of significant progress in the global effort to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change. Join Josh as he considers the efficacy of government subsidies to support the uptake of EVs in Australia.

Why we ought to rethink debt

What is debt? David explores debt through a moral and economical lens and its implications on our future society. With discussions about happiness and the innate structural deficiencies in hegemony, David guides us through ‘why we ought to rethink debt.’

UBI: A Radical Fringe Theory or a Pragmatic Path Forward?

The promise of Universal Basic Income (UBI), as popularised by Andrew Yang’s 2020 US presidential candidacy, has been the subject of widespread debate in recent years. Join Henry, as he provides an insight into the rationale behind this lucrative concept in public policy, and discusses its potential implications for the Australian economy.