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The internet helps us translate 'social capital' to economic benefits

Networking online might not be so good for your "social capital" overall.Kyle Steed/Flickr, CC BY-NCKeeping up with our social networks online helps us get what we want in the short term, but could be...

Vital Signs: Lowe makes the case for 'good' government debt

Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events and cut through the noise of ...

The more work-life balance we have the more we want: global study

Even though work hours have been shortened, people increasingly want more time with their family.Image sourced from Shutterstock.comWorkers in countries where shorter working hours are the norm are mo...

Explainer: why the Japanese economy is stuck in a holding pattern

The Bank of Japan is pulling yet another new monetary policy out of its bag of tricks in a bid to combat deflation, this time it’s “yield-curve control”. This is the latest in a hist...

It takes a community to raise a startup

Australia is getting better at encouraging people to consider a startup.Image sourced from Shutterstock.comThere’s an old saying that it takes a whole community to raise a child. Likewise, it ta...

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