blog | Miss Wastell

Never underestimate the power of the written word.

There are certain industries that use jargon as a form of gatekeeping, to ensure that only those educated in the field can understand. Science, politics and economics are three industries that I believe purposefully complicate things to confuse the masses.

This blogs aims to translate complex concepts, and promote open education in a time where tertiary education is expensive. I believe that only by educating ourselves, and harnessing the power of the written word, can we truly understand the world around us.

Whether it be through poetry, long-form or bite sized content, the pen is mightier than the sword.

Why AusTender is problematic for small business

By |Economics, Finance, Open Education|

Yesterday, the Australian Financial Review reported that according to AusTender watchdog's content-tracking system, the overwhelming majority of contract work - $900 million of $1.1 billion spent between 2013 and 2018 - went to just a handful of firms. "Eleven

Australian products; the truth behind certification

By |Australian Owned, COVID19, Open Education|

The impact COVID19 has had on the economy may seem a bit doom and gloom, but an optimistic view is that more Aussies are now actively pursuing Australian products and services. It’s no secret that Aussies love a bargain,

The more you know, the less you know you know.

By |COVID19, Open Education, Psychology|

When I was younger, I wrote for very different reasons. Free from financial responsibility, I wrote to find answers to difficult questions I had. I wrote to explain concepts that I didn’t quite understand, and express how I felt