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The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. WestCoastivieS/Wikimedia

Don’t throw the baby out with the business-school bathwater

In current context of financial uncertainty and political upheaval, it easy to question the purpose and activities of business schools. But before jumping to conclusions, there is a more nuanced story.
A man browsing the shoe department in a shopping centre. Can he really afford new shoes, and does he really need them? Alex Buirds/Wikimedia

Why we perceive ourselves as richer than we think we are

Under some circumstances, people may feel wealthier than they actually are and this makes them psychologically more prone to increase their spending, as well as their borrowing.
Andrew Simms (New Weather Institute), Sally Svenlen (RE student), Larry Elliott (Guardian), Steve Keen (Debunking Economics) and Kate Raworth (Doughnut Economics) symbolically nail the “33 Theses” to the door of the London School of Economics in December 2017. rethinkeconomics.org

Debate: What is missing in the ‘33 Theses for an Economics Reformation’

Nailed to the door of the London School of Economics, the ‘33 Theses’ offer a long overdue challenge to economics dogma. But there are omissions as well.
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What happened to the price of Bitcoin? The truth behind big bubbles and crashes

Business Briefing: What happened to the price of Bitcoin? The truth behind big bubbles and crashes. The Conversation24.8 MB (download)
On this episode of Business Briefing we unpack great heights and crashing lows of a bubble and a crash.
Slow wage growth is leading to over-indebtedness among those that can afford hosues. shutterstock

Increasing wages would make the Australian economy safer

Low wage growth isn't just bad for households - it's also bad for the overall economy. Research shows that increasing wages would take some of the risk out of the housing sector.

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