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Science, the virus and the climate

Governments are learning that it pays to listen to scientists. Will that extend beyond the pandemic? A pandemic is tailor-made for mathematical nerds. One of these is the founder of Mona, David Walsh, who after closing his celebrated art museum … Continue reading

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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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