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Measuring global poverty

Emily Vuong explores the use of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as the latest measure of extreme economic inequality. Can it finally replace GDP per capita?

Germany and the Euro

Since the Eurozone descended into despair in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, Germany has awarded itself the position of chief economic lecturer.

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Monetising organ donations

Every day three Australians die or suffer needlessly waiting for a transplant because we have poor organ donation rates. However, organ shortages are a universal problem. It has been estimated more than a million people are awaiting kidney transplants in the world.

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The Swedish Welfare System

There’s a lot to learn from a country like Sweden. Having lived and studied in the south of Sweden for the better part of the past year, I’ve found it easy to see why it’s held in such high regard. With free education, universal healthcare, and myriad other benefits available to its citizens, Sweden is a great example of a how a welfare state can look after its people and yet still remain competitive in a global market.

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