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Monday Message Board

January 20, 2020 - 06:43 -- Admin

Back again with another Monday Message Board.

Post comments on any topic. Civil discussion and no coarse language please. Side discussions and idees fixes to the sandpits, please. If you would like to receive my (hopefully) regular email news, please sign up using the following link

Nuclear update: Gen III dies an early death

January 19, 2020 - 16:53 -- Admin

One of the more tenacious beliefs on the political right is that their support for nuclear power demonstrates superior rationality and openness to evidence. But the evidence is that, no matter what the structure of energy markets no one is willing to choose (new) nuclear power over any of the alternatives: gas, renewables and coal. That’s bad in the sense that the true costs of new and existing coal far exceed those of even new nuclear.

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.

Sandpit

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.

Post comments on any topic. Civil discussion and no coarse language please. Side discussions and idees fixes to the sandpits, please. If you would like to receive my (hopefully) regular email news, please sign up using the following link

On CNN

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.

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