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Modern Monetary Theory: Magic or Malarkey
November 8, 2020

Gaining traction in economic circles, Modern Monetary Theory stands at an arms length distance from traditional monetary and fiscal policy. However, with countries economies crumbling under the sheer weight of the pandemic, is it time that we reconsider?

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A Post-Truth, Post-Trump World
October 27, 2020

How has US Foreign Policy shifted under the 45th President, and how will its hegemonic status change after 2020?

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The road to finding a vaccine
October 22, 2020

As of now, more than 170 teams of researchers around the world are still working endlessly to develop a cure, and it is still unknown of when one or more of the 11 vaccines currently in Phase 3 will be approved. Prior to then, we need to take this opportunity to actively reflect and contemplate on the relevant steps in order to embark on a swift path to economic and social recovery for our humanity.

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Is Australia Failing to Meet the 2030 Paris Agreement Goal?
October 17, 2020

Is Australia on track with their goal to achieve their overly ambitious objective to reduce emissions by 2030?

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Just What Do The New Lending Laws Mean For Us
October 14, 2020

As the reality sets in of the, inevitable, long-term financial burden caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it is necessary that Australia begin pathing its way towards an economic recovery. As such, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced a new lending proposal that makes it easier for individuals and businesses to access loans and credit. Could this be the first step we need?

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Have universities become the latest casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic?
October 11, 2020

Universities across the globe have been heavily reliant on international students, so much so that it has become Australia's 3rd biggest export. However, in the wake of the pandemic the role of what a University is has come into question. What will Australia's universities look like as we go forward? Here's what Oliver, Aleisha and Qi Rui thing...

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Energy policy and climate technologies: Australia’s road to recovery?
October 6, 2020

In the past decade of Australian politics, no Prime Minister has been able to announce and deliver a new energy policy without sowing the seeds of their own defeat. Years on, the energy and climate conversations have yet again returned to the forefront of Australian politics, this time exacerbated the SA state wide blackouts of 2016 and the Black Summer bushfires of 2019/20.

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The Belt and Road Part 2: The International Stage
October 3, 2020

In Part 2 of our series on the BRI, Anuk, Ben and Julia examine how and where China is expanding its modern Silk Road outside of Australia.

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The Belt and Road Part 1: impact on Australia if state Victoria’s inclusion on China’s BRI is terminated
September 26, 2020

State Victoria's current controversial BRI deal with China places them in a complicated position torn between two sides. With this, we look into the effects on Australia if Victoria chooses to terminate the current BRI deal with China.

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The Past, Present and Future of Tesla and the Emerging Market for Electronic Vehicles
September 23, 2020

Tesla, a multinational industry leader, has reaped notable benefits due to the incessant growth in both its share price and business activities. Nonetheless, it has not been a complete smooth sail ...

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The future of Huawei and the UK
September 16, 2020

As the political temperature around Huawei's role in the UK rises, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has declared that all Huawei technology will be stripped out of the UK's 5G…

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Behavioural economics: How rational is the human mind?
September 13, 2020

From the ashes of neoclassical thinking, behavioural economics has emerged. Aleisha, Oliver and Qi Rui examine some of the key principles as well as explore some classic examples of how the decision making process is sometimes more psychological than strictly rational.

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How to encourage global climate action
September 9, 2020

While some global climate agreements are being made, carbon emissions are still rising. Anuk, Ben and Julia examine ways we can move forward, and factors to take into account.

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How young investors are following in the footsteps of technological change
September 5, 2020

Investors around the world have been forced to adapt in order to survive. More accessible technology has seen young investors deviate away from traditional investment strategies. Is this the dawn of a new age for investment markets or simply a passing fad? Here's our take on it!

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Would investing in derivatives be the road to recovery?
September 2, 2020

Revival of Australian economy post-COVID 19: Given the current economic climate, can investment in derivative securities play a major role in the road to recovery?

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The TikTok ban: where lies the future of TikTok and social network services
August 30, 2020

It is still too early to conclude whether TikTok is here to stay with US tech giants expressing interests in the acquisition and TikTok's persistence in proving data security.

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Northern Territory border closures extended for a further period of 18 months
August 26, 2020

Read about the Northern Territories extension closure and the future concerns for this great Australian territory.

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Three Companies that have blossomed during the global pandemic
August 19, 2020

Join Emy and David in their astute analysis of optimistic firms that have manipulated the virus for their benefit.

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Aussies empty super: Treasury estimates a blow out to $42 billion
August 13, 2020

Delve into a economic analysis of the Australian governments super scheme

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