The bucolic stupidity of nuclear energy – Weekly Roundup

Mar 2, 2024
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The bucolic stupidity of nuclear energy, repairing the damage after the Coalition’s war on learning, why Dutton would be a lousy baby-sitter. Read on for the weekly roundup of links to articles, podcasts, reports and other media on current economic and political issues.

Australia’s energy transition

A leading entrepreneur calls out the National Party for its economic irresponsibility. Farmers rally in support of expensive energy. Greg Combet on clean energy and farmers.

Other economics

Why the Commonwealth Bank should be re-nationalized. The wrong sort of competition. Working from home – a Martian’s perspective. ABS CPI data shows Australia is in a deflationary death spiral.


Two deficits revealed – universities and public schools. We’re going to have to spend much more on each if we’re to get out of our economic slump.


Labor can’t resist regional boondoggles. Polling suggests the Coalition is gaining ground: in view of its economic incompetence this is worrying.

Public ideas

Economic history in 53 minutes. Two thinkers on the history of inequality. The idea of a university.


At the University of Limpopo.

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