“The war in Ukraine is doing an immense amount of good on the deterrence front. Ukrainian determination and technological genius have created an asymmetrical war machine that upturns the myth that numbers and overall economic strength will always win the day.”
Crispin Hull takes a closer look at whether “the rise of China” is a bit like “the Soviet menace” – a house of cards that can come tumbling down any minute….
❝Everyone in the business, economics and politics spheres says we must tear away planning rules to cram in more people and to tear away zoning laws to build houses willy-nilly everywhere. Supply, supply, supply, is the only solution, they say. They are utterly wrong… ❞
Crispin Hull takes a deep dive into the impact of widespread natural disaster like the Maui fires on our insurance.
❝Memo to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese: Now you have committed to the referendum this year, you must to everything you can to get it across the line…
The No campaign has used every dirty trick of lies, exaggeration and fear campaigns.
The Yes campaign does not have to join them in deceit, but it has to get a bit clever…❞
❝What matters is that excessive immigration has put a massive strain on the environment, government services, and the living standards of the majority so a tiny few can vastly profit. We have a housing crisis, congestion, health care beyond reach, and blistering education costs and student debt…❞
❝Prime Minister Anthony Albanese should not abandon the Voice referendum – at least not yet. But if the polls continue their present trend, he will have to seriously consider it..❞
❝Spare a thought for the new Governor of the Reserve Bank, Michelle Bullock. In the past few days many have reflected on the “mistakes” of outgoing Governor Philip Lowe, sometimes comparing him to earlier Governors who seemed to use the interest-rate lever with more finesse…❞