Economics of Contentment Part 04 – First published on the Sydney Opera House Ideas website.
Did you notice that you were suddenly paying more all that once-cheap international online shopping? In the fourth installment of his column ‘The Economics of Contentment,’ John Treadgold looks at the fate of the Australian dollar and finds some silver lining for all of us amateur importers.
Economics of Contentment Part 03 – First published on the Sydney Opera House Ideas website.
In Part three of ‘The Economics of Contentment,’ John Treadgold investigates Australia’s lack of High Speed Trains and laments forecasts that we’ll have to wait another 50 years to get fast/efficient transport up the coast.
Can we measure happiness? Is well-being a better measure of prosperity than GDP? And does economics fail to measure what matters?
Economics of Contentment Part 01 – First published on the Sydney Opera House Ideas website.
We’re continually told that we’re the “lucky country,” and yet public sentiment resembles a nation gripped by depression. Is it that our economy isn’t strong, that it is and we just don’t realise, or is it that we want something more? In his weekly, John Treadgold will be looking at the sources of the discontentment that seem to dominate political debate. In his first installment, John paints a glittering economic backdrop against which our dramedy of contentment plays out.
Does prosperity depend on economic growth? Is GDP growth beneficial if it relies on irreparable environmental degradation? Nils Klawitter looks at these issues in this article for Der Spiegel. He…
The Euro zone as a whole has faced dogged economic turmoil, but Spain has a unique set of challenges and there is fierce debate about their hopes of recovery.
Norway and Chile have them, so does China, and the OECD has recommended that Australia develop one - so why doesn't Australia have a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF)? The double…