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JoCD Highlight – Sweatshops: A Love Letter

JoCD Highlight – Sweatshops: A Love Letter

By Will Palfrey Sweatshops are a controversial form of production that are perhaps in the back of people’s minds when purchasing many sorts of goods. It is not a surprise that this is the case, as companies all around the world pursue ever-higher profits and are...

JoCD Highlight – It Comes in an Amazon Box

JoCD Highlight – It Comes in an Amazon Box

By Liam Falconer What happened to inflation? In the finale of Tiffany Pollard’s (New York if you are in the know) hit spin-off show ‘New York Goes to Work’, Ms Pollard takes on the role of a professional boxer. Her opponent? The one and only Pumkin (sic). Enraged at...

JoCD Highlight – Wealth Taxes: Eat the Rich

JoCD Highlight – Wealth Taxes: Eat the Rich

By Zachary Hayward The world is currently in the grip of a pandemic and globalized capitalism is facing a crisis of confidence. Unlike the financial problems of 2008, the pandemic has laid bare stark differences, not just in the financial system, but in how societal...

JoCD Highlight – Taking a Gamble on the Optimal Policy

JoCD Highlight – Taking a Gamble on the Optimal Policy

By Dylan Mortimore Unless you’re as nerdy as me, economics is probably one of the last things on your mind when you chance your arm at the casino. That said, the wisdom of microeconomics provides some of the most interesting insights into the workings of the gambling...

The Rational Consumer and the Case for the War on Simps

The Rational Consumer and the Case for the War on Simps

By Liam Falconer A lot of things have happened in 2020. It kicked off with the bushfires then moved into a global lockdown, with the pandemic overwhelming our attention since March. However, a concept slipped into popular culture this year, becoming so entrenched that...

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