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Saving the Murray, one incentive at a time

In the Murray-Darling Basin, water is valued as both a vital commodity and an ecological necessity. Market-based approaches towards water management have struggled to balance these competing demands, writes Eddie Go.

When voters lie…

When a rational American voter heads to the polls next month, we naturally assume they’ll be casting a vote for their favourite presidential candidate. Eddie Go explains how the plurality voting system used in US elections challenges this assumption and fosters the practice of insincere voting.

Fate of the public library

Is it time to abandon the age-old institution that has educated people for generations? Eddie Go considers the important role public libraries still have in the digital economy.

The Endorsement Game

In a politically polarised America where the major party nominees are widely resented, who have the influential chosen to back? Eddie Go dissects the strategies and rationale behind endorsing (or even shunning) a presidential contender.

Election 2016: Same Sex Marriage

The push for same sex marriage has gained more and more momentum in recent years. Eddie Go contrasts the different attitudes and policies towards same sex marriage espoused by our major political parties.

The Swedish Brains Behind the Welfare State

Few places in the world have managed to maintain strong economies with high tax rates and welfare spending. Eddie Go delves into the Swedish origins of the unique Scandinavian model.
This article first appeared in Short Supply 2016 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

The embargo has gotta go

For decades, the Cuban economy has been constrained under strict communist rule. Eddie Go makes an economic case for re-establishing trade and other economic relations between the U.S. and Cuba in light of Obama’s historic visit to the island.

The New Netflix Economy

As Netflix prepares to celebrate its first birthday in Australia, Eddie Go reflects on how the popular streaming service has reshaped consumer demand and shaken up the entertainment industry.