Stephen Koukoulas & Judith Sloan – Forget Debt

While household debt is a constant concern for family budgets, a fierce public debate about our national debt has broken out amongst economists around the world in the years since the GFC. On the one side we have Paul Krugman …
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LIVING LYRICALLY, LITERALLY: ‘NOVOCAINE’

In which we apply human-like scenarios to popular songs, which may or may not have been written with said philosophical intentions in mind. Rebellious analysis at its most ludicrous. – The video for Frank Ocean’s ‘Novacane’ opens with one long-shot, …
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Column: The Spectacle of Banality: On Reality TV

In her weekly column Leopard Print in the Ivory Tower, Annika Blau offers academic critiques of popular culture. This week, she unpacks reality television with the help of French Post-structuralist Jean Baudrillard. Eternally seeking to expand Brand Beckham, Posh Spice …
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Column: Learning to be content…

Learning to be content… In the final installment of ‘Economics of Contentment,’ John Treadgold reflects on his previous articles, and why it’s important for both our present and future contentment that we accept how lucky we really are. – Is …
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