Economics, business & marketing
Bottom Dollar: Welfare Quarantining in Remote Australia
Cashless Debit Card (CDC) regimes have been operating in Ceduna, South Australia, and East Kimberley, Western Australia, since 2016. Under these schemes, welfare recipients receive most of their income pre-loaded onto restrictive debit cards that can’t be used for the purchase of gambling or alcohol products, or to withdraw cash.
Proponents say welfare quarantining protects children and vulnerable people from…
Working with Words: Jamie Marina Lau
The author of Pink Mountain on Locust Island, Jamie Marina Lau, on exploring cultures outside the Western realm, writing what you want to know and shredding documents.
Get curious about class and currency with Farah Farouque, Helen Razer and Esther Anatolitis. How do we reconcile personal and political principles with the glib practicalities of modern life?
We’ll consider alternative economies, class and elitism in the arts, and the market price of artistic integrity and truth-telling.
Join us for dinner (and drinks), with an entree of keynotes followed…
Glory Edim: Well-Read Black Girl
‘We can’t just rely on Toni and Alice and Zora,’ Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim has said. ‘These women are the foundation, but what does the next generation look like? How can we uplift that?’
Edim, based in Brooklyn, founded the Well-Read Black Girl (WRBG) book club back in 2015. Since then, the club has grown into a major…
Working with Words: Intan Paramaditha
Author and academic Intan Paramaditha on how theory impacts her work, being a morning person, and why the market shouldn't dictate what we write.
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A Feel-Good Pay-As-You-Feel Story
In a recent story on future business models for online publishing and journalism, we quoted Maria Popova, editor of the website Brain Pickings, who advocates a pay-as-you-feel model to keep online publishing and journalism afloat.
Pay-as-you-feel isn’t exactly new - perhaps its most famous instance occurred when Radiohead’s 2007 album In Rainbows was sold online on a pay-as-you-feel basis. In the bestselling take on…
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