Column: Australia, the world’s greatest… polluters

Australia, the world’s greatest… polluters In this installment of ‘The Economics of Contentment,’ John Treadgold considers how we should factor our own happiness against those of future generations. Yes, climate change is on the table, and John tries to bring …
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Column: Love Thy Neighbour: Australia’s Links with Indonesia

Love Thy Neighbour: Australia’s Links with Indonesia In the sixth installment of ‘The Economics of Contentment,’ John Treadgold considers the importance of openness and dialogue with our neighbours by looking at Australia’s relationship with Indonesia. – “Hey Macka, you went …
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Column: Egalitarian Australia and the end of a fair-go?

Egalitarian Australia and the end of a fair-go. In the fifth installment of ‘The Economics of Contentment,’ John Treadgold looks at egalitarianism: its place in Australia’s past, and whether it will continue to have a place in our future. – …
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COLUMN: The rise and fall of the Aussie Dollar

The rise and fall of the Aussie Dollar Did you notice that you were suddenly paying more all that once-cheap international online shopping? In the fourth installment of his column ‘The Economics of Contentment,’ John Treadgold looks at the fate …
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Column: What do we want? FAST TRAINS! When do we want ‘em? NOW!

What do we want? FAST TRAINS! When do we want ‘em? NOW! In Part three of ‘The Economics of Contentment,’ John Treadgold investigates Australia’s lack of High Speed Trains and laments forecasts that we’ll have to wait another 50 years …
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Column: Can we measure happiness?

Can we measure happiness? In the second instalment of ‘The Economics of Contentment,’ John Treadgold considers our attempts to measure well-being. From the oft-reported GDP to bespoke indicators in Bhutan through to our own Sydney Morning Herald. How successful are …
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