What Is The Deal With Drug Reform?
October 4, 2018

"This research is important because illicit drugs won't go away, and there will always be a black market." - Liana Jacobi, Applied Econometrician at the…

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Cryptocurrencies: Politics, Culture and The Future
September 20, 2018

Context  The financial world has been exploding since the creation of a new, completely decentralized, transparent and seemingly infallible form of currency called Bitcoin, whose…

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Migration Mythbusting
September 18, 2018

Immigration at large Has seen that in Scott Morrison’s ascension into the Prime Ministership, he has brought with him his tough stance on migration, as…

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Call Me Maybe: The Telco Industry Newest Couple
September 13, 2018

"Mergers and acquisitions" (M&A) is one of those terms that is best spoken softly. It carries with it all sorts of dark undertones: hostile takeovers,…

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The New PM: Scott Morrison
September 13, 2018

Recently, a new prime minister – PM Scott Morrison – was ushered in to replace the out of favour Malcolm Turnbull. In this short piece,…

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Reflections on Brexit: Plebiscites, Social Media and Economic Impacts
September 7, 2018

Britain's Sudden 180° turn from Brexit  A country's GDP is a very important statistic, being the determinant of economic health and growth and all. Macroeconomic…

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Understanding Blockchain
September 4, 2018

What is blockchain? Blockchain is a data storage technology created by researchers in 1991 to put digital timestamps on documents in a way that makes…

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Are Tesla Management Asleep At The Wheel?
August 29, 2018

The multibillion-dollar automaker Tesla is no stranger to headline-making controversies. From Musk’s impulsive and controversial tweets, to the company’s worsening financial health, Tesla is seemingly…

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Why Is America Such A Big Deal?
August 27, 2018

The birth of a superpower To understand America’s position today in the world, we must first understand how America came to power. Simply put, America’s…

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Putting a Dent in the Glass Ceiling: Quotas, Biology and The Financial Sector
August 23, 2018

The Need For Quotas One of Japan’s most prestigious medical schools, Tokyo Medical University, has recently admitted to deliberately altering entrance exam scores of female…

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Trump’s Tariff Warfare
August 21, 2018

Since his 2017 inauguration, Trump’s diplomatic affairs have been controversial at best, with the 45th President using the dominance of the North American economy as…

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August Reporting Season Review: The Australian Banking System
August 15, 2018

Where Are We Now: The Current Banking Landscape Amidst escalating allegations and revelations of financial misconduct, the Australian banking sector has faced intense scrutiny by…

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Global Poverty
August 15, 2018

In the early 1800s, ninety-percent of the world lived in absolute poverty... Today, just ten-percent does. How is this possible? There are many reasons, but…

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Australian exports no longer only come out of the ground
August 12, 2018

The typical view of Australia’s export market is that of wool, wheat and meat. However, anyone paying attention to the figures knows that Australia’s rural…

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Apple and the Rise of the Mega-Companies
August 12, 2018

As Thursday’s market closed, Apple reached a milestone $1 trillion valuation, untouched by any other company globally. This achievement was plastered across news headlines everywhere,…

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American Gun Laws: Politics and Culture
August 9, 2018

Politicised Youth "Politicise my Death." It is a chilling statement with an even more harrowing origin that has received the support of over 2,000 signatures.…

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Abenomics 101
August 7, 2018

Japan – the economy in the context  Prior to the introduction of Abenomics—a set of monetary and fiscal policies, as well as structural reforms devised…

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France, Russia or No One: Who Really Wins from Major Sporting Events?
August 1, 2018

As Russia winds down a month of football festivities, we are left to wonder whether the World Cup, and major sporting events in general, enhance…

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The Ins and Outs: International Students in Australia
July 31, 2018

International students are a big deal. Across the globe, international students continue to make up an ever-increasing part of the student populace. This should be…

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