How to Write a Thesis Worth Writing

Recently I've been writing this book on how to write a thesis worth writing. It combines various lessons I've learnt along the way in my own PhD journey. Here's a brief synopsis: What I aim to do in this book is to give you some tips and ideas on how to write a thesis worth ...

Loot Boxes and Gambling in Video Games

Video game developers are coming under increasing scrutiny for the use of randomized digital rewards called ‘loot boxes’ that closely resemble gambling. Loot boxes have appeared in a range of popular games recently, including Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch and Star Wars Battlefront 2. Loot boxes are part of a long-running trend of games introducing in-game purchases ...

Racism in Australia: How Much and Who?

Immigration Trends: Between 1975 and 2005, 42% of Australia’s population growth was because of immigration.[1] In 2012, 60% of Australia’s population growth was because of immigration.[2] Over 1 in 4 Australians are born overseas.[3] There are 5.3 million First Generation Australians and counting.[4] Over 1 in 5 Australians have a parent who was born overseas.[5] ...

Creative Writing: The Beautiful Literal Truth

The Beautiful Literal Truth: There’s this thing when people say “reach for the stars,” but those same people, you’d never find them standing alone one night out in the far countryside with their arms outstretched to the night time sky. No, that would be weird. They talk about the reaching, but they wouldn’t ever actually ...

What Will The Jobs of the Future Look Like?

My book Essays in AI looks at the future of traditional work and the upheaval about to hit the economy from AI, automation and new technologies. Having already seen a rapidly changing workforce in the early 2000s, the future looks confusing and bleak for workers. New technology will fundamentally shift the way we work - transforming ...

We Should Have a 15 Hour Working Week (Says an Economist from 1930)

By 2030, Keynes wrote, we should all be working 15 hours a week at full time wages (not pro rata). The question why haven't we got there yet? I answered in a previous post, which you can read by clicking the link. Here, I share John Maynard Keynes' full essay from 1930 on the topic. At ...

What happened to the 15-hour workweek? Productivity gains went to the top 1%.

In 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that technological change and productivity improvements would eventually lead to a 15-hour workweek. But, despite significant productivity gainsover the past few decades, we still work 40 hours a week on average. Keynes’s reasoning was that by producing more with less (also known as being more productive), all of our needs would be met ...

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