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  • Australian Universities as Anchors-in-Place: A Yunus Centre Provocation

    Australian Universities as Anchors-in-Place: A Yunus Centre Provocation

    February 11, 2021

    This important provocation from the Yunus Centre outlines the special responsibility that Universities have, as major players in the economic and social fabric of the communities and places of which they are part, to create opportunity and drive inclusive growth strategies. It details practical strategies that all Australian universities could embrace right now as they ...

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  • A question for the treasurer: how do you treat mental health without measuring well-being?

    A question for the treasurer: how do you treat mental health without measuring well-being?

    October 13, 2020

    Treasurer Josh Frydenberg mocked the idea of a “well-being budget” as “laughable” back in February. He’s got less reason to laugh now.

    According to an Essential Research poll last week, 78% of Australians agree the pandemic has exposed flaws in the economy and there is an opportunity to explore new ways to run things. A well-being ...

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  • Thinking economists are grappling with why their profession has made our lives worse

    Thinking economists are grappling with why their profession has made our lives worse

    September 24, 2020

    by Ross Gittins, Sydney Morning Herald

    Most economists are great believers in the need for “reform” – for other people, not themselves. Over the past 30 or 40 years, no profession has had more influence over the policies governments have pursued, but the results have hardly been flash.

    Even the lightning speed at which an epidemic in ...

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New Economy Journal

On Unemployment

On Unemployment

Gavin Tang

On Unemployment
Many people think of unemployment pretty much as mainstream economists and the government would have us think about it – that it is a statistical number of people looking for work according to a rather arbitrary definition set by the government. It is much more than that. The reluctance to...

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Capitalism is idealism, perfected

Capitalism is idealism, perfected

Michael Symons

Capitalism is idealism, perfected
For many of us, the market is an actual gathering of human buyers and sellers, chatting, tasting and sharing produce, which is often fresh and artisanal. At market benches and shop counters, people display and take in a community meal. Mainstream economists turned that market into differential equations. In so...

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What is it like being an economics student?

What is it like being an economics student?

Duncan Wallace

What is it like being an economics student?
I’m sure many of you will have read David Graeber’s recent article in the New York Review of Books, called "Against Economics". He opens with the statement that "There is a growing feeling, among those who have the responsibility of managing large economies, that the discipline of economics is no...

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