Michael West, University of Sydney Like its Big Pharma peers, Gilead Sciences enjoys lavish taxpayer subsidies via the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). It also makes large profits, but it pays little in the way of income tax in this country. So, like its peers, Gilead is...

Nick Enfield, University of Sydney This article is the first in a series from the Post-Truth Initiative, a Strategic Research Excellence Initiative at the University of Sydney. The series examines today’s post-truth problem in public discourse: the thriving economy of lies, bullshit and propaganda that threatens...

Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. Just weeks after...

Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science and Clemencia Rodriguez, Temple University This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in...

Giovanni Navarria, University of Sydney This essay is the second of a three-part series, which commemorates the anniversary of the first ever message sent across the ARPANET, the progenitor of the Internet on October 29, 1969. First part here. In 1962, ARPA’s Command and Control Research Division...

Giovanni Navarria, University of Sydney This essay is the first of a three-part series, which commemorates the anniversary of the first ever message sent across the ARPANET, the progenitor of the Internet on October 29, 1969 In the late hours of October 29, 1969, an apparently...

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