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How safe are you really on the internet?
June 21, 2021

Cyber attacks and malware (malicious hardware) are becoming more and more prevalent by the day. Inga, Kerrie and Dan examine what the threat actually is and what we can do about it.

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Out of the city
May 31, 2021

Labelled the ‘urban exodus’, recently we have seen large populations of city dwellers move to suburbs and regional areas. What are some of the motivations behind this?

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Is Industrial Policy a Viable Model for Economic Development?
May 24, 2021

Is industrial policy a viable alternative to traditional liberal models of economic development for developing nations?

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Half dead cats and quantum computing. How are these two related?
May 19, 2021

Most people have heard of quantum computing. But what is this technology really about? Which industries will it disrupt? Join us for a CAINZ crash course on this topic.

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Bubbles
May 11, 2021

The occurrence of economic bubbles travels as far back as the 1630s entailing the well-known ‘The Dutch Tulip Bubble’. Bubbles often arise from shocks that direct unprecedented amounts of attention and speculation towards an underlying asset.

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Locked out
May 10, 2021

India’s recent coronavirus cases surge has become alarming on a global scale after the daily infection and death rates hit record highs. How Australia has responded has raised concerns.

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Ageing Population must be mitigated, not stopped: Here’s why.
May 9, 2021

As economists and policy makers scramble to combat the growing age dependency ratios across the world, perhaps it's time to take a step back and look to mitigate its effects rather than attempt to halt its causes.

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Are US colleges becoming glorified hedge funds?
April 30, 2021

The industry for private contributions to Colleges and Universities, in the form of endowments, is huge. Hear from our writers Inga, Kerrie and Dan as they discuss the fiscal and ethical concerns associated!

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Utilitarian Views and Their Presence in Society
April 26, 2021

In the realm of normative ethics, utilitarianism is one of the most fundamental approaches to tackling questions of morality and philosophy.

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Delayed COVID vaccine rollout causing havoc amongst Australians
April 25, 2021

A lack of clarity arising from a delay in the vaccine rollout has caused serious unrest among Australians. Last month, the rollout fell...

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Is Remote Work the Future of Business?
April 21, 2021

COVID-19 has opened the doors to the possibilities regarding remote work arrangements. However, is work from home a viable model for the future?

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Influencers: Love or hate them, they are here to stay
April 18, 2021

The rapidly evolving influencer industry has become essential to consumers and companies alike. However this area still has room to grow and may be unrecognisable soon.

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The Ever Given, more than just a big ship stuck in the Suez Canal
April 14, 2021

You've seen the memes, but do you really know how and why a the EverGiven had and will continue to have such an impact on global trade. Hear from Daniel, Inga and Kerrie as they explain the ins and outs of such the issue.

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Endogenous Growth Theory and the Success of Charter Cities
April 11, 2021

This revolutionary shift in how capital should be perceived led to several insightful conclusions that ought to be considered carefully by policymakers.

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Will COVID-19 mark a new era of deglobalisation and nationalism?
April 4, 2021

From an opportunity cost perspective, economic theories tend to advocate the idea of globalisation ... Nevertheless, the impact of Covid-19 revealed the fragility within globalisation, leading to the question ‘Will COVID-19 mark the end of globalisation?’.

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How The Government Is Going To Lengths To Hush It All Up. Brittany Higgins Sexual…
March 30, 2021

"Recently, the allegations of rape made by four women have rocked the Australian political scene..."

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Education, The Key to Indigenous Wellbeing
March 27, 2021

The “Closing the Gap” initiative is a project aimed at increasing the life outcomes and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. While some moves forward have been made, there is clear room for improvement to ensure social equity is achieved.

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Is there a perfect vaccine rollout strategy?
March 24, 2021

If Covid-19 wasn't already a veritable minefield, just wait until you have to start rolling out a vaccine. Hear from Kerrie, Daniel and Inga as they traverse the complexities of Government policy as it relates to the vaccines rollout.

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Harmless fun or virtual casinos? The rise of loot boxes and gacha in video games
March 14, 2021

The days where we went to our local EB games, made a onetime transaction to purchase a video game and never spent another cent on said game are over. Freemium games are the new normal and they are here to stay. These games provide gamers with zero financial barriers to entry, yet exhibit an uncanny ability to keep users spending regularly. Randomised reward mechanics are a staple of such games and are crucial for revenue generation. But when do these monetisation systems overstep their mark and threaten players mental health and financial wellbeing?

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Minimum Wage: The Economic Debate of the Decade
March 11, 2021

In the midst of a pandemic and worldwide economic panic, the minimum wage debate has been reignited by President Joe Biden's progressive COVID relief bill. Is it the right solution?

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News Flash
March 8, 2021

Consider a world where governments and Facebook clashes, who truly wins?

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