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  • ECONOMICS

    Are we in a post-industrial society?

    • David James
    • 20 February 2024
    2 Comments

    What does it mean when ideas of scarcity – supposedly the driving principle in understanding supply and demand – are no longer the only or best way to think about economic activity? What is needed to understand the post-industrial environment is a new way of thinking about economics and finance. 

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  • ECONOMICS

    Forgive us our debts

    • David James
    • 23 November 2023

    If money is just a set of rules, we need to ask, how can these rules best serve society and not cause crises? We know, after thousands of years of evidence, that the debt-based system of money eventually self-destructs, and this time, the effects are likely to be felt around the world. 

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  • ECONOMICS

    Our greatest threat isn't climate change or AI. It's Moloch

    • Daniel Simons
    • 14 September 2023

    In a world increasingly governed by algorithms and AI, the ancient deity Moloch emerges as a haunting metaphor for our tech-driven sacrifices. Drawing parallels from historic rituals to present-day digital dynamics, ancient fears offer insight into today's most pressing existential challenges. 

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  • AUSTRALIA

    All apologies

    • Tony Thompson
    • 31 August 2023

    In an era where victories are celebrated and mistakes are concealed, the power of the simple phrase 'I am sorry' seems to be vanishing. From personal slights to public gaffes, our society seems increasingly averse to accepting responsibility and offering genuine apologies. But why has this sentiment become so rare, and what does its absence say about the values we hold?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    How the road unravelled: In conversation with Kate Holden

    • Barry Gittins
    • 14 July 2023
    2 Comments

    Kate Holden’s The Winter Road is a ranging meditation on a 2014 execution-style murder committed on a dirt track in Croppa Creek, in northwest NSW. Barry Gittins speaks to Kate Holden about her prize-winning account of the crime, reminding readers of the uneasy history of predation in this country and the damage it does to the land and to the people on it.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    'They think we're rubbish': Life on welfare in Australia

    • John Falzon
    • 06 July 2023
    9 Comments

    Dr. Eve Vincent's book, 'Who Cares? Life on Welfare in Australia', provides an in-depth exploration of the intricate dance between power, control, and social policy, unearthing unsettling truths about our society's inherent power structures. This discourse further underscores the urgent need for a radical reimagining of our socio-economic systems.

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  • ECONOMICS

    Taking care of business

    • David James
    • 06 July 2023
    2 Comments

    Why does society often overlook the passion, creativity, and dedication that underpin smaller businesses? As the public's perception leans towards the unfavourable side, is there a need to shift our focus and truly acknowledge the value and contributions these businesses make in our daily lives?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The book corner: Here Be Monsters

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 02 June 2023
    2 Comments

    As we tread the thin line between technological progress and ethical responsibility, King's urgent appeal is for critical reflection on the unchecked march of technology – a timely reminder of the need to retain our intrinsic human characteristics amid relentless digital advancement.

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  • RELIGION

    The Pope's economist: Mariana Mazzucato's plan to revitalize the global economy

    • Bruce Duncan
    • 01 June 2023
    2 Comments

    Prominent figures such as Australia's Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Pope Francis are turning to economist Mariana Mazzucato for insights on reforming the neoliberal capitalist system. Her vision for an equitable and sustainable global economy, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, is influencing key discussions on economic fairness worldwide.

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  • ECONOMICS

    When transactions mask reality

    • David James
    • 01 May 2023

    As the economy becomes more focused on monetary exchange, we overlook underlying realities that are hidden from plain sight. Largely invisible aspects of our economic life such as transactionalisation and industrial efficiency are transforming our society and can shape our future in unexpected ways. So what does this mean for the future of capitalism and our society?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    It's time we ended politically induced poverty

    • John Falzon
    • 23 March 2023
    11 Comments

    As jobseeker payments are indexed for inflation, increased payments are still well below the minimum wage and age pension. With successive neoliberal governments dismantling social infrastructure, people living in poverty have little means of escape. Poverty is not a personal choice but a political one.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Extinction machines and the religious gut

    • Nathan Campbell
    • 07 March 2023
    1 Comment

    The evolution of profit-driven poker machines has sparked a debate over the role of personal beliefs in shaping policies aimed at curbing addiction. As society grapples with the ethical implications of technology designed to maximize addiction, can a policymaker rely on a 'religious gut'? 

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