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Renew Economy Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 07:33 Source

A new report shows European wind power weathered COVID19 but faces a range of new threats including a permitting restrictions.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 06:24 Source

Credit Agricole is making perfect sense to me on the Australian dollar: Resilience in the face of higher UST yields We are revising up our Antipodean currency forecasts. We now expect AUD/USD to finish 2021 at 0.80 and NZD/USDat0.76up from 0.78 and0.74, respectively.We expect peaks in the exchange rates in Q3 of 0.82and 0.78. The

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Club Troppo Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 02:12 Source

Together with Benno Torgler and Katharina Gangl, I published a piece recently on how to tax the powerful and sophisticated. Our substantive argument on what one should do becomes relatively simple once you understand what happened in the world of Anglo-Saxon taxation the last 50 years. Consider the story of what happened in three graphs that essentially cover the question who, when, and how did the few escape taxation?

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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 00:20 Source

As we know, the RBA is on record saying that it won’t raise interest rates before 2024 and that it is quite happy for house prices to rise for the economy to enjoy the economic spillovers.  My own view is that not only will the RBA not raise rates in 2024, but it will also

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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 00:10 Source

The 2021 Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey has been released and, once again, it ranks Australia as having one of the most expensive housing markets out of the countries surveyed. This year’s report assesses 92 major markets (metropolitan areas) in eight nations for the third quarter of 2020. The nations assessed are: Australia, Canada, Hong

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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Jeff Bezos would pay over $ 5 Billion a year under Warren Wealth Tax Plan. – CNBC Startups Lose Innovative Edge Under Corporate Funding. When an established tech company invests in a startup, innovation suffers – Medium American Homeowners Are Adding Fuel to Bond Market Sell-Off – Bloomberg Experts

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 21:23 Source

Angus Houston isn’t a bad man.  The vast majority of Australian men aren’t ‘bad’ men.  But they still seem to think it is a woman’s fault if she gets raped. Don’t be out after midnight.  Don’t drink.  Don’t be alone.  Don’t look attractive.  Or you risk becoming ‘prey’? Do men feel that way?  If a…

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John Quiggin Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 20:23 Source

In the NY Times, Paul Krugman makes the case that too much choice (particularly about retirement investment) can be bad

Ani Guerdjikova and I demonstrate this with lots of algebra

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John Quiggin Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 20:23 Source

Here’s the draft introduction for The Economic Consequences of the Pandemic. Comments, criticism and congratulations all appreciated.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 18:24 Source

Power Ledger’s blockchain-enabled technology used in first live solar energy trading project in Delhi, India.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 18:17 Source

Swedish-Chinese carmaker Volvo joins growing number of carmakers to embrace all-electric transition, announcing that it will sell only fully-electric cars by 2030.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 18:16 Source

Australia's rooftop solar market snaps back into gear after a well-earned slow-down in January, putting installs on track for another recor

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 18:06 Source

Trigger warnings. One of the problems with politics was best expressed when a Liberal politician was attacking a policy that she thought was Labor’s, only to be told midway that it was, in fact, Cormann who said it. Suddenly it became good policy. I always try to separate the person from the politics but that’s…

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Your Democracy Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 17:51 Source

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Christian Porter has identified himself as the Cabinet minister who is facing a historical rape allegation.

 

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 17:30 Source

Asian stocks are pushing higher today despite the stumble on Wall Street overnight, as risk sentiment reverses yet again despite a temporary reprieve on bond markets and a slightly weaker USD.  Bitcoin is building up again after its previous weak start to the trading week, again pushing back toward the $50K level with last week’s

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