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Interesting Article

I’ve been requested to dedicate this edition of the newsletter to our VP-Events Ruark Lantay Lefkovich who regularly assists the publications department in the development of our mailouts. This week he’s supplied us with one of the eclectic articles we’ve come to demand of him, this time investigating the economics of onion rearing. I must […]

Economics This Week

While the so called ‘liver transplant’ of a new PM and Treasurer may have helped domestic conditions it did nothing to stop the influence of global conditions on our relatively small-open economy as the dollar fell 3% in a week, ending on Friday at around USD 0.70.

Foreign holdings of Australian debt fell to about 64%, […]

Interesting Article

I’d like to dedicate this edition of the newsletter to Kai Zen for his constant service to this publication, including his kind donation of this week’s article. Written by the highly respected French economist Thomas Picketty it outlines the potential benefits the refugee ‘crisis’ could infact have for the still fragile European economy. He also […]

Economics This Week

Arguably, this was one of the biggest weeks for economies internationally and domestically this year. Starting with the Australian economy, the change in PM is expected to have a substantial impact on business confidence, at least in the short term, judging from the historical spikes experienced in the two Rudd/Gillard transitions.

Even with potentially favourable short-term […]

Interesting Article

Coming from over 30 years ago, this weeks article is by no means new. However, the ideas it discusses are still avidly debated even today within economic spheres. It investigates the differences between three forms of time utilised by economists; the standard logical time oft used in microeconomics, the rarer historical time familiar to some […]