My working life began pushing a 2-stroke mower across the sprawling lawns of my suburban childhood home – a tricky business mustering enough force to pull the starter cord but, after that, a thoroughly satisfying process of methodically retracing one's steps at half-metre-spaced increments.
Jessica Irvine is a senior economics writer for Fairfax Media.
The explosion of love and goodwill that would accompany the legalisation of same-sex marriage cannot come soon enough for the Australian economy.
Since 1992, the number of Year 12 students taking economics has declined by almost 70 per cent, from 40,000 to closer to 10,000.
Just to be clear: In Australia, it is unlawful for employers to quiz female employees about their intentions to have children.
Australians love to whinge about the cost of living. But they might finally have a point, writes Jessica Irvine.
The trend of the past decades is towards rising inequality.
Migrants are like a fresh inflow of water into a stagnant tributary.
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So, you've given up the dream of home ownership – for the moment, at least.
In truth, economics has much to teach us about the pursuit of "utility" or happiness.