Feelings of loss and helplessness often drive unhealthy behaviours, a fact used by marketers to boost sales. But consumers can fight back, writes Nitika Garg.
The terminology used by treasurers in recent decades reflects serious conceptual misunderstandings of how real economies work, writes Geoff Harcourt.
Constantly changing the law after media outcries over particular cases produces distortions in the law for short-term political gain, writes David Brown.
“The Economics of Everything” by federal MP Andrew Leigh is a fascinating introduction to some of Australia’s most entertaining applied economic research, writes Gigi Foster.
A recent decision to allow a family from Tuvalu to stay in New Zealand has been hailed as the first legal recognition of “climate refugees”. But this is not so, writes Jane McAdam.
The extent to which changes to Australia's anti-terrorism laws would expand the powers of government at the expense of citizens is unexpected and quite shocking, writes George Williams.
Poke a Russian bear with a trade stick and he will retaliate. That's the lesson facing Australian exporters in the wake of the MH17 disaster, says UNSW Business School’s Tim Harcourt.
Minds are now focused on whether the US Federal Reserve will move to raise its near zero interest rates following two pieces of conflicting economic data, writes Glen Otto.
The government’s proposals to restrict Australians travelling to war zones, while not as invasive as some measures adopted overseas, do impose an onerous burden on travellers, writes Sangeetha Pillai.
Decent trade unionists should embrace the opportunity that is now presented to showcase modern standards of governance and accountability that will guarantee another century of service, writes Robert McClelland.