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Competition in the marketplace for ideas is different to competition in the market for ordinary goods and services. Bad ideas don't necessarily get trashed.

Tim Harcourt

Any boycott of Australian goods would be harmful to Chinese consumers, says JW Nevile Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt.

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We will trade, but take more account of our interests than before, and we will trust government more.

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Trade boycotts do not usually work and will come at a great cost to the country imposing the ban, says international trade expert Tim Harcourt.

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We've prevented many deaths, many of them at the cost of other deaths. The accounting ought to be made clear.

A government bailout isn’t economically viable because Virgin Australia does not satisfy a number of conditions. Photo: Shutterstock

While a second airline is valuable to provide competition for Qantas, a government bailout of Virgin is not desirable. 

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Leading Australian economists in four countries have signed an open letter calling on the national cabinet to think carefully before easing restrictions 'for the sake of 'the economy'.

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APRA is allowing the big four banks to coordinate in a way that might otherwise be illegal.

In the case of a two-fold crisis of public health and economics, it could well be proven that the shield is more effective than the stimulus.

If the 1991 recession is the ‘recession we had to have’ then 2020 is the economic slowdown we had to engineer.

The next US presidential election is scheduled for 3 November 2020.

JW Nevile Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt discusses the 2020 US presidential race and the Biden-Trump showdown.

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