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Employers can encourage employees to be more active through office design. Shutterstock

How employers can design workplaces to promote wellness

Research shows that corporate wellness programs don't really work. If companies want to boost employee health they should consider designing the workplace to encourage the right behaviour.
Is the rapid increase in research actually paying off? Shutterstock

No, we aren’t running out of new ideas

Academics argue that increasing amounts of R&D isn't translating into greater productivity. But the problem may lay elsewhere in the economy.
Healthcare is becoming increasingly important in a services-led economy. Shutterstock

Why reforming health care is integral for our economy

Australia is increasingly a services-led economy. The health sector is not only a big employer, but health care is an important factor in worker productivity.
If people want commodities like: love, company, doing tasks together, they are better off if marriage is permitted. David Crosling/AAP

What economics has to say about same-sex marriage

It's better for the economy for more people to be married because of productivity and efficiency gains. This whole framework doesn't require people to be of the same or different sex.

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