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Risk in Australia as growth in Japan takes a hit?

The latest economic figures coming out of Japan show that the economy has contracted by an annualised 6.8%, the biggest slide in growth since the global financial crisis of 2009. This was driven by the national sales tax, which was aimed at reducing Japan’s public debt, currently highest in the world. However, it has seemingly […]

Status Anxiety

By Ken Tong

In the Western World, the unity of the democratic governmental system and capitalist economic system has been often acknowledged as our dominant civilisation structures following the demise of feudalism. This system promises us freedom of speech with freedom of enterprise. This system promises us equality with increased incomes. Most importantly, however, this system […]