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Mar
22
Friday Fodder (10/24)

Friday Fodder (10/24)

Tasmanians will go to the polls tomorrow but it's looking like it'll be more of the same; I ask whether you should you fly on a Boeing; why Xi Jinping's leadership meant Evergrande was inevitable; and what's going on across the ditch.
6 min read
Mar
20
Rethinking the National Broadband Network

Rethinking the National Broadband Network

The NBN was a costly mistake that has failed to earn a commercial return, hindered competition, and its business model is being undermined by new technologies. Might it be time to rethink the experiment?
10 min read
Mar
18
Powering our AI future

Powering our AI future

If Australia's policymakers don't address the rising energy demands of AI, we risk falling behind other advanced nations. Despite its many critics, nuclear is a potential solution alongside renewables, and should not be ruled out so cavalierly.
12 min read
Mar
15
Friday Fodder (9/24)

Friday Fodder (9/24)

The rental affordability crisis has been overblown; why your shower should be a lot better; Chris Minns is doing great work on housing; the freaky side of politics and academia; and a little green bonus.
9 min read
Mar
14
What Australia's per capita recession really means

What Australia's per capita recession really means

Australia's national accounts were released last week and confirmed that our per capita recession – defined as two consecutive
9 min read
Mar
12
A public property developer won't fix housing

A public property developer won't fix housing

The Greens released their much-hyped housing plan last week and while I wouldn't normally give this much attention
9 min read
Mar
08
Friday Fodder (8/24)

Friday Fodder (8/24)

Where the cost of living crisis is biting hardest; China's pivot from growth to security; AI is a marathon, not a sprint; why interest rates might stay higher for longer; and plenty more in this week's Fodder.
7 min read
Mar
07
It's a good thing we don't make cars any more

It's a good thing we don't make cars any more

Chinese cars offer great value and affordability, but US automakers are lobbying for protection, just as they did with Japan in 70s. Fortunately, Australia's lack of auto manufacturing means that this time around, we can enjoy the full benefits of competition!
10 min read
Mar
05
Death by a thousand links

Death by a thousand links

Facebook leaving Australia shows that the media bargaining code backfired. The government misdiagnosed the problem and harmed consumers while benefiting the big media companies. It's time to cut our losses, accept that the code was a mistake, and focus on real solutions to support local media.
8 min read
Mar
01
Friday Fodder (7/24)

Friday Fodder (7/24)

Why you should ignore pundits, Google breaks its brain (or how to slowly ruin a good business), Australia's Workplace Gender Equality Agency released data that are about as useful as tits on a bull, and is Joe Biden too old?
8 min read