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The Economics of Preselection

The Economics of Preselection

By Zachary Hayward Faceless men, backroom deals, leadership spills. The cliches of politics have been taken apart every election cycle and rearranged in some new dispiriting configuration. We’re left wondering why our leaders seem out of touch and bereft of new ideas....

Making Sense of the Zoom Boom

Making Sense of the Zoom Boom

By Jennifer Min Covid-19 has kept us apart in many ways, but it has also brought us closer … to our electronic screens. While industries around the world are reeling from the economic fallout of the pandemic, the video conferencing industry has taken off (Brandl,...

Predicting the Medal Tally

Predicting the Medal Tally

By Daniel Walton With the Tokyo Olympics underway, athletes are gearing up to triumph or falter in the names of their countries. So, the question on a lot of minds is: who will be atop this Olympics? Of course, the obvious answer is the United States, victors of every...

Coffee Culture in Australia

Coffee Culture in Australia

By Dylan Mortimore Despite my degree supposedly equipping me with the economic insights of Smith, Keynes, Pigou & friends, the market for coffee has always troubled me.  To provide some context, my confusion first began when I noticed the sheer number of outlets...

100 Million Australians

100 Million Australians

A love-letter to migrants By Daniel Walton The free world is in crisis. In 2020, Joe Biden won the US Presidential Election, gathering 4.5% (around 7 million) more votes than his opponent. Yet on January 6, armed insurrectionists took control of the Capitol Building...

Yet another minimum wage ramble

Yet another minimum wage ramble

By Elise Williams If you’re a university student, you’re more than likely familiar with soul-sucking, mental health-destroying, minimum wage jobs. Here in Australia, very few people are exempt from this cursed rite of passage. Nonetheless, we need to be grateful that...

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