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Just another American abroad. AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

No, Americans shouldn’t fear traveling abroad

If headlines about bombings and airplane crashes are making you rethink your international travel plans this summer, a look at how many Americans actually die abroad should set your mind at ease.
Legislative action regarding vehicle emissions is overdue, and needs urgent attention by the federal government. Shutterstock

Australians could have saved over $1 billion in fuel if car emissions standards were introduced 3 years ago

This shocking figure comes from our back-of-the-envelope calculations looking at the effect of forcing more efficient engines on the Australian market.
We care about more than economics when it comes to the polling booth. So why don’t governments listen? from www.shutterstock.com

It’s time to vote for happiness and well-being, not mere economic growth. Here’s why:

Countries around the world are taking society's happiness and well-being into account when formulating policy. So, why is Australia so focused on economics as the sole marker of progress?

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