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The Fertility Rate: the Best Dam(n) Wellbeing Index Going Around?

February 1, 2023 - 11:17 -- Admin

Valiant attempts have been made to measure happiness and wellbeing. People much smarter than me have developed fancy indices, and people even smarter than that, such as our own Nicholas Gruen, has called bullshit on many of them.

What I propose is something far simpler: make the fertility rate the proxy for a nation’s wellbeing.

NHMRC funding “bombshell”

November 7, 2022 - 17:25 -- Admin

Australia punches above its weight in the medical research space. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is the main government granting agency in the field of medical research. On October 16th, it was announced that future mid-level and senior grants will be awarded to males and females in exactly equal number.