Social media has copped a bit of flack in recent times. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was dragged before Congress to testify about privacy, data mining, regulations and the whole Cambridge Analytica controversy. More recently, Facebook revealed that about 30 million… Read on →
Delivered on 12 October 2018. About a 4 min read.
This weekend much of Australia’s Eastern seaboard will switch to daylight savings time (DST). Being in Western Australia where it is not practiced (it was defeated in a compulsory 2009 referendum), the only annoyance is making sure I’m… Read on →
Delivered on 05 October 2018. About a 1 min read.
One of my many concerns about Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) was the toll it would take on future innovation and competition. A legislated monopoly, entrepreneurs would be forbidden from competing with it, eliminating potential consumer benefits before they… Read on →
Delivered on 04 October 2018. About a 1 min read.
Welcome to my blog! Some background: I used to run an independent economic research firm, Pixelics, but recently accepted a role at the Department of Treasury in Western Australia. Running both at the same time - and avoiding conflicts -… Read on →
Delivered on 03 October 2018. About a 1 min read.