Health

  • 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 ...

    Read more...
  • 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 ...

    Read more...
  • Provisioning Systems for a Good Life Within Planetary Boundaries

    Provisioning Systems for a Good Life Within Planetary Boundaries

    September 9, 2020

    by Andrew L.Fanning, Daniel W.O’Neill and Milena Büchs

    The concept of provisioning systems has recently emerged as a promising way to understand the differences between levels of resource use and social outcomes observed across societies. However, the characteristics of provisioning systems remain poorly understood.

    Here, we make a new contribution to conceptualising provisioning systems and to ...

    Read more...