Our view of this essential dimension of earth’s biome has been shaped by the manufacturers of cleaning products.
Artists can be denied control of their creations for life. Bryan Adams at the 2015 AFL Grand Final.
Individual creators get too small a share of copyright's rewards. What Bryan Adams is proposing in Canada could also work in Australia to help authors get paid and keep works available to the public.
The 747 takes off on its maiden voyage.
On Sept. 30, 1968, the first Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line, ready to hit the skies as the bigger commercial jet at the time. Today, as its days as a civilian carrier come to a close, the first jumbo jet remains an icon of aviation.
It isn’t brain surgery.
Getting better behaved banks isn't difficult. Here are three places to start.
Royal commissioner Kenneth Hayne is presiding over an inquiry that will cast a very long shadow.
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The banking royal commission's most enduring legacy might be the cancer of too much caution throughout the financial services sector.
It’s unsurprising that a large number of people pay no net tax.
Its extremely common, everywhere, for large numbers of people to pay no net tax. It tells us nothing about the size of the welfare state or about whether it bribes people to keep tax high.
Surgeons and dentists cost more, but drugs are getting cheaper.
New figures show we are spending less on health than we used to but it mightn't last, and surgeons and dentists are charging more.
Can basic income become a worldwide policy?
The arguments for an universal basic income have emerged from a rising disillusionment in classic economics and expectations of more security.
The uber pool of the 18th century.
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Prior to industrialisation in the 19th century, most people worked multiple jobs to piece together a living.
Sharing is earning.
The sharing economy could bring about the end of capitalism: that’s the provocative claim made by economic journalist Paul Mason. But research indicates that it actually has many possible futures.