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On Sugar Taxes

They say the only certainties in life are death and taxes. However, a worthy addition to this list is the Australian Medical Association (AMA) calling for the introduction of a sugar tax in the run up to an election. Such proposals consistently seek the introduction...

Is Economics a Science?

Social science has a problem. Over the last 10 years, there has been an increasing focus on the replicability of social science research. The discipline of economics in particular, has come under scrutiny after the financial crisis. The main challenge to its...

Quarantine Reads: A Gentleman In Moscow, Amor Towles

Written in 2016 and set during the early days of Soviet Russia, A Gentleman in Moscow is the kind of prescient novel perfect for a second wave of Corona Virus lockdowns. It follows Count Alexander Rostov (a distant relative of the more famous Nikolai), an unrepentant...

Quarantine Reads: The Gardener’s Year, Karel Capek

Well-known for his science fiction and invention of the word, ‘robot’, Karel Capek gives himself over to his true passion, gardening, in The Gardener’s Year. Originally published in 1929 in former Czechoslovakia, the book is a rich, comic portrayal of the trials and...

r/wallstreetbets: A Call to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

In this read, we’re going to set aside the unnecessary bloat of economics, the GDP, productivity, inflation, flaws in modern policy, trade deals, the interest rates – the faff, if you will. In this read, we are even going to set aside rational thinking, logic, and...

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