Government rules do more than simply define what is permissible. They also signal information that influences public behaviour in other areas of life.
We'll need to spend at least an extra 15-20 per cent of GDP per year. It'll be more palatable if it is funded by COVID bonds.
For the app to work well, we might need an 80% take-up. Unless it is made mandatory, we'll need both private and social incentives.
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'.
APRA is allowing the big four banks to coordinate in a way that might otherwise be illegal.
There are claims our social-distancing measures are too extreme. Good economists disagree.
After blowing the budget to deal with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, we now need a revolution in our national thinking about debt and deficits.
The climate action plans of three companies in different industries – Delta Air Lines, Amazon and Microsoft – illuminate the three key strategies needed to cut carbon emissions.
The same technological forces that make the Wuhan outbreak a global concern are also key to managing the crisis response.
The Iowa caucuses have been criticised for being unrepresentative. But there are good reasons for small states to go first in the US primary process.