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The Money is a weekly 30 minute program that explains how the Australian economy and everything in it works, and how this all connects to the global economy.

The Money is a weekly 30 minute program that explains how the Australian economy and everything in it works, and how this all connects to the global economy.
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Australia

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The Money is a weekly 30 minute program that explains how the Australian economy and everything in it works, and how this all connects to the global economy.

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English


Episodes

How much is that doggy in the window?

5/17/2018
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Australia is a pet mad nation. We spend about 12 billion dollars a year on them, but we also save a lot with health benefits we're only just beginning to understand.

Duration:00:28:21

The pros and cons of a corporate tax cut

5/10/2018
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Tax has become a central platform of the government's push to stimulate the economy. It wants to cut income tax so some of us can spend more, and it wants to cut corporate tax to promote business investment.

Duration:00:28:22

Down and Under: the economics of poker machines in Australia

5/3/2018
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Australia has more poker machines than anywhere else in the world, and we lose around 15 billion dollars a year on them.

Duration:00:28:21

The Barbell Economy: How high can it go?

4/26/2018
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The fitness industry is booming. Australians are spending billions of dollars each year. But the industry is experiencing significant change and many argue the market is close to saturation.

Duration:00:28:21

The Growth Delusion: An interview with David Pilling

4/19/2018
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Australia has avoided recession for 26 years and the economy is growing, albeit slowly.

Duration:00:28:21

Rewind and Fast Forward: the economics of analogue

4/12/2018
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If you fancy making some money it's time to unpack the box of vinyl in the garage, take the cover off the typewriter and hunt out the old camera and film projector.

Duration:00:28:31

The last goodbye: the economics of funerals

4/5/2018
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Death is the great taboo in our society. We don't like to talk or think about it. But we do have an ancient ceremony for it - the funeral.

Duration:00:28:22

When it comes to spending money, do we care what other people think?

3/29/2018
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Is greed the engine of the market place? Traditional economists believe so.

Duration:00:28:21

Is Medicare really 'unsustainable'?

3/22/2018
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If healthcare for one person has positive 'spillovers' for everyone, why is government arguing the toss of how much we spend on Medicare?

Duration:00:28:21

Why we will never solve inequality

3/15/2018
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When the rich look after the rich, how can the poor improve their lives?

Duration:00:28:21

The economics of gender and the invisible work force

3/8/2018
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If you are a cow, your milk is measured as part of the GDP. If you are a breastfeeding mother, yours is not.

Duration:00:28:21

The joy of tax: why we are happy to pay it

3/1/2018
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The 'morality of tax' can be a confusing concept.

Duration:00:28:21

Can we be happy without money?

2/22/2018
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If you don't think that happiness is an economic question, you are wrong.

Duration:00:28:21

Is education a waste of time and money?

2/15/2018
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When it comes to getting a job, the more you study, the less you learn.

Duration:00:28:22

The economics of love and loyalty

2/8/2018
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If you think that hearts and flowers are the only currencies of love, you may have it all wrong.

Duration:00:28:22

Cryptomarkets and the economics of the dark net

2/1/2018
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Cryptomarkets allow buyers and sellers to do deals anonymously on the internet, and they’re host to a flourishing trade in illegal drugs. But these markets are always teetering on the edge of collapse, and it’s not just law enforcement that’s to blame, it’s also the tricky business of establishing trust between anonymous buyers, sellers, and market operators.

Duration:00:28:30

Is it getting harder to find new ideas?

1/25/2018
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After a decade of sluggish productivity growth, a troubling debate has broken out amongst economists. Some believe that the stream of new inventions that drives growth is slowing down. The optimists say it’s only a matter of time before another set of revolutionary inventions boosts our productivity, but if the pessimists are right, we could be stuck in low gear for a long time to come.

Duration:00:28:30

Are universities worth it?

1/18/2018
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Australia's universities are some of the best in the world - they're a massive export earner, a driver of immigration and they sit at the heart of our thinking on the knowledge economy. Enrolments today are at a record high but being a student isn't what it once was. Tutorials are bigger and there's an argument that standards have dropped. Many students at university would be better off in vocational education.

Duration:00:28:30

Flooring it: the economics of cars

1/11/2018
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Australia is a car country. They're central to how we live. Last year we bought just over a million new cars, and we spent 78.4 billion dollars in the industry, buying, fuelling, and servicing them etc.

Duration:00:28:30

Have we reached Peak Avocado?

1/4/2018
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Three decades ago avocados really only featured in Australian households in the form of a prawn cocktail. Things started to change at the turn of the century and Australians now each more avocados per head than any other English speaking country.

Duration:00:28:30

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