News

Jun
14
Friday Fodder (23/24)

Friday Fodder (23/24)

Queensland's Budget shows why we need fiscal rules; how households have fared since the pandemic; dictators and their hidden wealth; what Bootleggers and Baptists mean for climate targets; and Europe swings to the right (or did it?).
6 min read
Jun
07
Friday Fodder (22/24)

Friday Fodder (22/24)

Assessing Australia's March quarter GDP figures; why productivity is still everything; how opinion polls can be dangerous; and where are all the Korean babies?
6 min read
May
31
A happy looking PNG rugby league side.

Friday Fodder (21/24)

Why we shouldn't worry about migration; interpreting the monthly inflation figures; will AI displace financial market traders; should we worry about the 'pink tax'; and Albo's gift, on our behalves, to PNG's elites.
8 min read
May
24
Friday Fodder (20/24)

Friday Fodder (20/24)

The federal government wants to create a big new database to protect us from ourselves; who would an autonomous vehicle choose to save, a pedestrian or its passengers; a tale of two central banks; and the UK election in one chart (it's not looking good for Rishi).
7 min read
May
17
Friday Fodder (19/24)

Friday Fodder (19/24)

Biden's tariffs are a glimpse into our Future Made in Australia; the Americans are an innovative bunch (no wonder they're so productive); who benefits from the welfare state; the post-pandemic war on prices; and how the Jevons Paradox is shaping artificial intelligence.
7 min read
May
10
Friday Fodder (18/24)

Friday Fodder (18/24)

Are smartphones poison to young people; why the Victorian and Western Australian Budgets really irk me; the yanks may have finally spent all their pandemic savings; Europe is confronting the realities of industrial policy; and if you think housing is bad in Australia, at least it's not this bad.
10 min read
May
03
Friday Fodder (17/24)

Friday Fodder (17/24)

A Future Made in Australia picked its latest winner (or loser?); how tipping became the scourge of democracy; should we get rid of non-compete clauses; Steven Miles attempts to buy votes; and the China globalisation paradox.
8 min read
Apr
26
Friday Fodder (16/24)

Friday Fodder (16/24)

Our states should close their foreign offices; the Zuck discusses his AI strategy; why we can't build any more; economists debate AI and productivity; and will China invade Taiwan?
11 min read
Apr
19
Friday Fodder (15/24)

Friday Fodder (15/24)

Senator Nick McKim wasted everyone's time for a headline; the replication crisis in social sciences rolls on; why even a little productivity matters; manufacturing can't create enough good jobs; and how crises past can have long lasting effects on people's financial decision-making.
9 min read
Apr
12
Friday Fodder (14/24)

Friday Fodder (14/24)

How are interest rates affecting Australia; merger reform and misunderstanding competition; India's Modi and policy uncertainty; and does Australia need parliamentary reform?
8 min read