About This Show
Nominal Interest is the brand new podcast by the Economics Student Society of Australia (ESSA). Each week, on Wednesdays at 7:00, we plan to dissect the news of the week in the worlds of politics, economics, pop culture and everything in between. We hope to bring an engaging, accessible and novel approach to the big stories as they happen, and we’re looking forward to joining in the discussion with you.
Most Recent Episode
Who knew healthcare could be so complicated?
1 day ago
This week, Sam, Yael, Matt and Yaz discuss healthcare! We discuss Obamacare and its intended replacement, the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), while reflecting on the different values that lie behind the construction of American, Australian and European welfare states. Lastly, the panel also takes a look at the Turnbull Government’s mooted changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. There are some audio issues from 00:00 to 02:15, for which we apologise (ensure if you are wearing headphones that you turn down the sound immediately prior to 02:15).
If this episode interested you, check out Sarah Kliff’s writing at Vox for in-depth analysis of all things American healthcare (http://www.vox.com/authors/sarah-kliff).
The CBO’s analysis of AHCA is here: https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52486
An ABC news article outlining the RDA 18C changes is here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-21/turnbull-denies-bowing-to-the-right-on-18c/8372186