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The Makings of the Greatest Economy

The Makings of the Greatest Economy

In the first debate leading up to the US presidential election, Donald Trump claimed credit for building ‘the greatest economy in history’. A comment like this from Trump would generally attract the attention of a myriad of dedicated ‘fact-checking’ media sources...

The Wide World of Sports:

The Wide World of Sports:

The economics that governs how professional leagues operate From Aguero’s last minute goal to the Cavaliers 3-1 finals comeback, Professional Sports Leagues are responsible for some of life’s most shocking and spectacular experiences. Arguably just as shocking was the...

On Sugar Taxes

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?

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

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

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...

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