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Netflix’s dystopian Korean drama Squid Game has become the streaming platform’s biggest-ever series launch, with 111 million viewers watching at least two minutes of an episode. Out of the thousands of programmes available on Netflix globally, how did so many...
The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea In a study published in the Journal of Management in Engineering, we analyzed whether knowledge accessibility – defined as the time and effort that individuals spend seeking...
US$1.7 trillion. That’s how much college students and graduates owed in federal student loan debt as of July 2021. The rising amount of student loan debt can pose serious challenges for individual borrowers. For that reason, colleges and universities and...
Compulsory COVID vaccination is in the news again now Qantas has just announced its employees will need a shot. This follows fruit and vegetable processing company SPC announcing vaccines would be compulsory for onsite staff, a move that’s attracted some...
Last month, China and Indonesia signed an agreement to promote the use of local currencies — Chinese Yuan (RMB) and Indonesian Rupiah (Rp) — in trade and investment transactions between the two countries. Yuan has actually penetrated Indonesia since China’s massive infrastructure...
Competition laws protect consumers and create confidence in an economy. It’s a signal to investors and entrepreneurs that a market is fair and open. And the reward for countries that regulate competition is that on average they produce more value per capita than...
Twice the goods and services tax had been rejected, the first time by Labor, which came close to introducing something similar in 1985 and then by the Australian electorate, which rejected the Coalition’s Fightback tax reform package in 1993. It...
The idea that we are living in an entrepreneurial age, experiencing rapid disruptive technological innovation on a scale amounting to a new “industrial revolution” is a pervasive modern myth. Scholars have written academic papers extolling the coming of the “entrepreneurial economy”....
Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, Indonesia, is planning to issue a new tax law to jump-start its economy amid stagnant local and global economic conditions. The new law aims to deregulate existing tax requirements to create a more open business climate. Indonesia is the world’s...
The Federal Reserve seems a lot more concerned about the state of the economy than it’s been letting on. The Fed lowered its target interest rate by a quarter point on Sept. 18, the second such cut since July – and the...

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