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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...

US Election Guide (Five Part Special)

US Election Guide (Five Part Special)

What could be more cliché than a group of Australian students talking about American politics? But as the saying goes, “when America sneezes, the world catches a cold,” making near-certain that the next four years may be the most consequential any of us experience. As...

The Makings of the Greatest Economy

The Makings of the Greatest Economy

By Dylan Mortimore 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’...

The Wide World of Sports

The Wide World of Sports

The economics that govern how professional leagues operate By Daniel Walton 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...

On Sugar Taxes

On Sugar Taxes

By Declan Hunt 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...

Is Economics a Science?

Is Economics a Science?

By Zachary Hayward 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...

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