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Mexico Earthquake: The Sense of Injustice

Sadly, far too often we are stricken by unfortunate uncontrollable events. On the 19th of September 2017, Mexico City suffered one of these events. A 7.1 magnitude trepidatory earthquake affected Mexico City just a week after the 8.1 magnitude oscillatory earthquake...

Bachieconomics

2017, the year of Trump, Taylor Swift’s shade throwing and undoubtedly the year of the hottest Bachelor Australia has ever seen. Thank you Matty J for putting aside your genuine fear of breaking others’ hearts to grace our television screens, shirtless,...

The Utility of Balls

Come one, come all. UQES’ Ball, Cirque D’Economie, is almost at hand! With Ball just around the corner, you might be wondering, as all economists should and would, what the specific utility you gain from a UQES 2017 Ball ticket is. Is ball really worth my time and...

The Pub Crawl Economy

Just like the many different types of players you will encounter in a game of monopoly, you’re bound to bump into a few odd balls at UQES’s annual Pub Crawl. To assist you in identifying them we’ve put together profiles of the diverse types of economics students who...

May Day: Then and Now

There was a time in Australia when the employed would labour for twelve hours a day, six days a week, with little to no workplace regulations. The early 1800s were tough for labourers all throughout Australia, however these conditions could not last. Cultivating in...

Harry Potter: Explaining the Economics of Magic

For most of us, reading the Harry Potter series did not give rise to questions of economics (and thankfully so). Nevertheless, whilst J K Rowling has been repeatedly criticised for a lack of a functioning economy and governmental structure in the Potterverse (yes,...

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