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...
US Election Guide (Five Part Special)

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...
US Election Guide (Five Part Special)

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...

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