“The Greatest (Australian) Public Health Disaster in Living Memory” – Dec 22

Excerpt from an interview with Prof Brendan Crabb, December 2022 – part1. The Australian Government just published a discussion document on long term effects of COVID, 4-5% of those who have had COVID, so around 500,000 have Long-COVID. This wave of infection was in many ways worse than the one in April and it was …

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Let it Rip in 2023

New year 2023 travel heralds the largest annual migration on earth, an event associated with reconciliation and hope while COVID is rife. Let-it-rip policies imply reconciliation to the hope that new variants will just go away without significant harm and loss of life. In December 2022 nearly half of the passengers on two flights to …

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Federal Reserve Sees Persisting Labour Market Tightness

Federal Reserve Sees Persisting Labour Market Tightness (Federal Reserve speech 30-11-22)Overall (US Labour) participation … remains well below pre-pandemic trends.Commentary by Arijit Chakravarty suggests approx 4 x pre-pandemic immigration levels may be required to make up the shortfall. Federal Reserve Speech: Signs of elevated labor market tightness emerged suddenly in mid-2021. The unemployment rate at …

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