Column: Missing: Sense of Purpose

Missing: Sense of Purpose At this year’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas, sociologist Arlie Hochschild is giving a talk called “We have Outsourced Ourselves”, centred around the following enquiry: Remote assistants respond to calls and emails. Life coaches assist with personal …
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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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Paying the Way: Reflections From Behind the Paywall with the New York Times’ Paul Smurl

Q&A: The Media in 2013 – Part Four Last week The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald finally engaged their paid content models. Under the scheme, readers of Fairfax’s two major metro newspapers are now allowed 30 free articles per …
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