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  • UK petition demands a shift to a Wellbeing Economy

    UK petition demands a shift to a Wellbeing Economy

    May 27, 2021

    A petition campaign is underway in the UK, demanding that the government at Westminster prioritises a shift to a Wellbeing Economy.

    Launched by Brighton campaigner Laura Sharples, the petition seeks to garner 100,000 signatures by September so that the need for a Wellbeing Economy will be debated in Parliament.

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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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New Economy Journal

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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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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James Mumford’s ‘Vexed’, Reviewed

James Mumford’s ‘Vexed’, Reviewed

Jacob Debets

James Mumford’s ‘Vexed’, Reviewed
If you had to pick a defining characteristic of the year 2020, you could do worse than nominate polarisation – the division of people into two sharply contrasting groups or sets of opinions/beliefs. Everywhere across the Western World, deep splits are entrenching on fundamental issues of public interest: from climate...

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