Category Archives: COVID-19

Cryoeconomics: how to unfreeze the economy

My RMIT University colleagues (Darcy Allen, Chris Berg, Aaron Lane, Jason Potts) and I are frantically writing up our next book: Cryoeconomics: How to unfreeze the economy.   The Australian government, like many governments around the world, wants to freeze the … Continue reading

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Adam: Adding fuel to the fire.

I haven’t had any posts up for the last few days as I haven’t had anything to talk about. There is only so much discussion of the current virus situation that my patience can put up with. What I have … Continue reading

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Centre-Right Recovery Highly Unlikely

Greg Sheridan should stick to foreign affairs. His latest political and economic musings in The Australian yesterday include: “The government’s massive fiscal intervention in the Australian economy, entirely justified by the gravity of the COVID-19 crisis, will change centre-right politics … Continue reading

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Flatten The Nerve

Teachers Urge Government To Reopen Schools Before Students Learn To Think For Themselves — The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) March 31, 2020

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I said if people aren’t going to comply, we are going to crack down. Going to the beach with your mates is not on. We’ve seen strong action on this from New South Wales and Victoria. Our mayors will not … Continue reading

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Containing viral inflation is a process that must begin right now

I am about to quote John Maynard Keynes with approval, from his 1919 Economic Consequences of the Peace. Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency. By a … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Economics and economy | 34 Comments

The politics of the left has many ways to kill you

This is just one. They do not care about you or anyone else at all. All they are interested in is power for themselves. Personally I think it’s mostly politics but some people think it’s all politics. It’s getting harder … Continue reading

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If you don’t need to do it, don’t do it. I know I’m asking a lot, but it is a price worth paying. It’s going to save lives.” – Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews wants couples who don’t live together not … Continue reading

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Putting the economy in “hibernation”

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Estimating the optimal lockdown time

Anna Scherbina has done some interesting modelling to work out how long we* should all remain in lock-down (* US data). From the Abstract: We investigate the optimal duration of the COVID-19 suppression policy. We find that absent extensive suppression … Continue reading

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