The common good The Climatized After submitting a piece on environmental inaction, Dr Gordon Menzies and co-author, Dr John McClean, are back to dig further into the dynamics of environmental action and inaction,  using the economic theory known as ‘common goods’.    “We’re all in this together”, is not a bad motto for the worldwide…

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A tip for bankers ahead of the royal commission: be more like doctors The Conversation The financial services royal commission resumes for its final round of hearings on Monday, and reappearing before Justice Hayne will be the chief executives each of the big six institutions he has in his sights: the Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, AMP, Macquarie, ANZ,…

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It is necessary to worry about health, but pessimism about the economy will hurt us During this pandemic, our twin health and economic crises require two different types of concern, and they operate differently. For the health crisis, a high level of concern is necessary. Saving lives demands nothing less than full compliance with unprecedented…

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Does Working With Money Make Us Worse People? Everyone likes a good royal commission – watching normally unaccountable people give an account of themselves. With all the anger about inequality now, it is especially appealing to see the spectacularly paid elite getting their comeuppance. But if academic research into the impact money has on ethics…

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