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Economic estimates don't account for tragic bushfire toll

January 15, 2020 - 20:46 -- Admin

That;s the headline for my latest piece for Independent Australia Obviously, costs like ecosystem destruction and the deaths of millions of native animals can’t easily be put into the framework of the National Accounts. But, even if we stick to the National Accounts, Gross Domestic Product is a terrible measure of economic welfare.


January 13, 2020 - 08:10 -- Admin

A new sandpit for long side discussions, conspiracy theories, idees fixes and so on.

Monday Message Board

January 13, 2020 - 06:10 -- Admin

Back again with another Monday Message Board.

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January 12, 2020 - 12:30 -- Admin

If all goes to plan, I will be on CNN International Newsroom at 3pm Brisbane time talking about economic impact of #AustralianFires My preliminary estimate of costs, at least $100 billion.

Slow Burn

January 9, 2020 - 15:58 -- Admin

That’s the headline for my latest piece in Inside Story, with the summary

Hundreds more deaths will result from the particulates created by Australia’s current crop of bushfires