Author Archives: Peter Boyer

Forget coronavirus – what about the travel bug?

Good times for travellers have gone, and the travel industry will never be the same again. Two things about Covid-19: its spread outside China started in major travel destinations – Milan, New York, Sydney – and Australian victims include a … Continue reading

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Dumping the fictions and embracing real economics

The viral pandemic is opening doors to a new, reality-based economics. A little over three weeks ago, economist Chris Richardson predicted the COVID-19 outbreak would cost the Australian economy less than $6 billion, adding that in Australia’s $2 trillion economy … Continue reading

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COVID-19: doing what science says we must

Warned about a human health threat, governments have responded quickly and decisively. Warned about a planetary threat they sat on their hands. The minuscule COVID-19 virus – 50 million of them could fit on the head of a pin – … Continue reading

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