Some strong opinions on administrative orders
Are we falling into the same traps as the Ming Dynasty? Yes! (No.) Maybe?
Those who forget the mistakes of the past are… something something
(1). The World is everything that is the case.
I wanted to write a blog post, so I typed one, and then,
What's happened to the art market since the 2008 crisis?
What connects pastry making, watercolour painting, and software engineering? The answer will annoy you
The many sides to retail productivity growth
A doctor's appointment illustrates what's going wrong with technology, and how we might fix it.
An "ethical dilemma" that's unsafe at any speed
Fewer young people are getting tattoos. The number of 20-29 year-olds with tatts has levelled out, and maybe even started falling, ending 15 years of steady growth.Data on tattooing is sparse and
After my attempt at experimental baking, several people recommended Shirley Corriher’s BakeWise, so I bought a copy and now I’m in love. Corriher is a biochemist by trade, as well as
Reduce cyclist fatalities with this one weird trick
Do train drivers need to improve their productivity before they deserve a real wage rise? Nope.
How does cake work? An experiment
We usually think of Communism as a political doctrine, but in practice it's also a big logistical problem. If you get rid of free markets, how will people get the goods and services
Stephen Koukoulas, economic adviser to PM Julia Gillard, is one of Australia's most effective shit-stirrers. He regularly gets earnest young people riled up by dismissing millennials' complaints about economic hard times, urging them
The ABC's Vote Compass is a neat way to find out where you stand on the main issues in the 2016 election. The quiz has 30 questions, each of which has been assigned
The idea of increasing the amount of public money going to childcare keeps popping up. For instance, Eleanor Robertson and Anne Summers recently singled it out as a desirable step forward for Australia.
News stories about Australia's overheating real estate market have been missing a key part of the story. Rents in Sydney and Melbourne are far too expensive. On the other hand, they're likely to
I’ve been working as a data scientist for a little while now, and when I think back to my previous jobs in economics and econometric research, I realise that there are a
In the early 1960s, the USSR was implementing a crackdown against economic crimes, and the highest profile court case was the prosecution of two young men called Rokotov and Faibishenko. They were heavily