Weekly roundup Saturday 27 August
V-Power doesn’t do much for electric cars: a future of lonely gasoline pumps.
Weekly roundup of links to articles, reports, podcasts and other media on current political and economic issues in public policy.
How to persuade real men to drive electric cars: make them affordable. Employment and unemployment: wages have to respond at some time but without collective bargaining the process will be slow. Economists have warnings for the Reserve Bank, but are they listening? The indiscretion of discretionary grants: they only get governments into trouble. Why Malcolm Turnbull will vote “yes” for an indigenous voice to Parliament.
The solicitor-general and Australian republicans on Morrison’s magic ministries. The Albanese government is approaching the popularity enjoyed by Archie Roach and Judith Durham.
The pandemic and the flu may be losing their oomph. Economic and political reflections on Covid-19 in Australia. The GP shortage, or why GPs drive Toyotas while neurosurgeons drive Ferrraris.
From different perspectives Liz Cheney and Viktor Orbán attest to democracy’s fragility, while Stan Grant warns us that what happens in Wyoming and Texas can also happen in Australia. The welfare state 130 years after Bismarck – under pressure from the “budget repairers”.
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