Why Luddites might be making a big comeback

Employment Work creation schemes risk being left behind by technology. But we still do not know where digital and robotic developments will take us...

Max Walsh, 9 October 2014, Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

Investment needs to be encouraged

Long gone are the days when senior bureaucrats made and kept their decisions behind closed doors. Now we have jawboning and public attempts to influence commercial and investment decisions. Judging from recent statements...

Daryl Dixon, 7 October 2014, The Canberra Times

Restless Hong Kong will be big test of Xi Jinping's China dream

Democracy China's new leader has an expansive vision for the country, but a dictatorial one too. How will that steer his handling of Hong Kong? Shortly after Xi Jinping became President...

Max Walsh, 3 October 2014, Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

What else is lurking in darker corners of the world economy?

Crisis Economists' models failed to pick up on small events in dim corners of the economy which caused spiralling problems elsewhere.

Max Walsh, 11 September 2014, The Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

Dragons in Dark Corners

In the early days of cartography (circa 1500) the problem of depicting the unknown on maps was addressed by leaving the space blank, except for the warning “hic sunt dracones” (here be dragons).

Max Walsh, 11 September 2014

The Return of History

Francis Fukuyama penned what became the provocative essay “The End of History?” in 1989, following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the cold war.

Max Walsh, 5 September 2014

History has not come to an end – it has returned with a vengeance

Megatrends The triumph of liberal democracy and the so-called Great Moderation coincided – but neither has been durable.

Francis Fukuyama penned what became the...

Max Walsh, 4 September 2014, The Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

Don't get burnt by property market

Know the market: Understand the risks.
How seriously should property investors take recent warnings that Australian property prices are 20 per cent to...

Daryl Dixon, 1 September 2014, The Canberra Times

Deflation sees Europe start turning Japanese

The latest iteration of the European crisis has seen the rot spread to the big core economies. Now some in the US fear a secular slowing there. 

Max Walsh, 14 August 2014, The Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

Europe’s Japanafication

I have just returned from a European river cruise that took me from Amsterdam to Budapest. It’s a voyage that’s highly recommended....

Max Walsh, 13 August 2014


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Daryl and Nerida’s ABC Nightlife dates for 2017

Daryl Dixon and Nerida Cole will once again appear on ABC Nightlife Radio throughout 2017 accompanied by new show host Philip Clark.

Tune into the program on Tuesdays 10.00pm on the following dates to hear Daryl and Nerida discuss the latest topics in super and the economy:

  • Tuesday 19 December 2017

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