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Once upon a time in Babylon

Law and order are a common feature of everyday existence. But how did it come to be this way? Join Domenic as he ventures to Babylon and uncovers the very beginnings of law in the world.

The Market for Beauty

Aristotle is quoted as saying: “Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.” Perhaps he was waxing poetic about the soul, or perhaps he was foreseeing beauty-based discrimination in the labour market. Joel Lee explores the phenomenon of beauty premiums in the workplace and how economics can help us resolve it.

The new Silk Road: Cementing Beijing’s global influence

China’s Belt and Road Initiative has spread all over the world. Is it a generous development scheme for countries that the West has left behind? Or is it a threat to the independence of developing states? Join Wes as he discusses the initiative and Beijing’s motivations behind it.

Avoiding the disasters of disaster management – Part II

Australia has faced many natural disasters in recent memory. Join Alexander on this two part journey as he explores why state and federal governments should diminish disaster risk, ensure insurance, and cheer cooperation to produce

better outcomes for communities impacted by natural disasters.

Avoiding the disasters of disaster management – Part I

Australia has faced many natural disasters in recent memory. Join Alexander on this two part journey as he explores why state and federal governments should diminish disaster risk, ensure insurance, and cheer cooperation to produce better outcomes for communities impacted by natural disasters.