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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

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

Economics of Fashion

12/28/2017
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Fashion is big business. Trillions and trillions of dollars and growing. But a lot of the money is wasted. Clothes are now so cheap many are hardly worn before they're thrown out. And then there are the environmental costs and labour conditions many garment makers still endure.

Duration:00:28:30

Million Dollar Baby and more: the economics of movies

12/21/2017
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Hollywood has changed dramatically in the last decade with the rise of the franchise movie, and traditional studios facing serious competition from Silicon Valley.

Duration:00:28:30

Economics of scams

12/14/2017
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History is full of cons, grifts and scams. You think we'd learn but we never do, and you think that until it happens to you. Scams are on the increase because the internet enables economies of scale and greater sophistication.

Duration:00:28:31

From tulips to property: how economic bubbles work

12/7/2017
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An economic bubble is when the prices for assets are implausibly high and out of whack with fundamental values. This can happen with any asset class - equities, property, even flowers. When Tulipmania gripped Holland in the 17th Century, the price of one particular bulb shot to 10 times the salary of the average skilled craftsman. Unfortunately you can only be sure you’re in a bubble after it pops.

Duration:00:28:30

Grave New World: the end of globalisation and economic prosperity?

11/30/2017
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Why is globalisation, which has been long considered the best route to economic prosperity, now being rejected?

Duration:00:28:30

Howzat!: exploring the economics of The Ashes

11/23/2017
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Today marks the start of The Ashes, that supreme cricketing contest between Australia and England.

Duration:00:28:30

Giving it Away: the economics of charities

11/16/2017
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Charities bring in 134 billion dollars a year in Australia and employ over a million people. The sector accounts for 8.3 percent of our GDP, so it's no small change.

Duration:00:28:30

Rewind and Fast Forward: the economics of analogue

11/9/2017
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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

Fibre Optics: A look at Australia's NBN

11/2/2017
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Despite the billions of dollars spent on the National Broadband Network, Australia has continued to slide down the international rankings when it comes to broadband speed and equity of service.

Duration:00:28:31

Frocks and Rocks: the economics of weddings

10/26/2017
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The same sex marriage postal survey winds up shortly. If we change the law to allow same sex couples to marry, what will that mean for the Australian economy?

Duration:00:28:30

We are the product: the economics of Facebook

10/19/2017
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Facebook has two billion users and is worth 500 billion dollars.

Duration:00:28:31

New Kid in Town: the economics of babies

10/12/2017
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We love babies. Evolution has programmed us that way. So, unsurprisingly babies are big business. In Australia we spend hundreds of millions trying to create them through assisted reproduction, an industry that has tripled in the last 15 years.

Duration:00:28:30

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