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Perverse incentives

While watching the World Cup, and pondering the phenomenon of ‘diving’, I came to the realisation that soccer, among other sports*, has contradictory imperatives embedded in its rules. Theoretically, soccer is a non-contact sport. However it involves a contest for … Continue reading

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Spoilt sports

Sport. Despite Australia’s rise up the obesity rankings, it holds an important place in our culture and identity. One may quibble that nowadays our self-image of a super-sporty nation is becoming apocryphal, but it’s still a strong belief. It’s not … Continue reading

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