Justin Pyvis

Justin Pyvis

Trying to figure out what's going on in the world. PhD economist. Treasury boffin. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Interested in economics, patterns, risk, blockchain, technology, digital privacy and security.

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Issue 103

About those record high asset prices

It's not just cryptocurrencies, houses and equities. Venture capital (VC) has also gone ballistic, fuelled by record low interest rates and stimulus as far as the eye can see: A record amount of VC dry powder is propelling prices higher.… Read on →

Delivered on 08 March 2021. About a 3 min read.

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Issue 102

Think of the children

When someone invokes child welfare as the central part of their argument, there's a good chance they're trying to pull a fast one. On Saturday Dennis Shanahan, The Australian's Canberra Bureau Chief, did exactly that in an attempt to shame… Read on →

Delivered on 02 March 2021. About a 4 min read.

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Issue 101

Facebook strikes back as Google folds

In response to the Australian government's move to push ahead with a slightly watered down version of its News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code, Facebook decided the Australian market just wasn't worth the effort: The proposed law fundamentally… Read on →

Delivered on 22 February 2021. About a 5 min read.

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Issue 100

Has Bitcoin reached a permanently high plateau?

Cryptocurrencies - Bitcoin in particular - are once again in the news. It's not hard to understand why, with the price of a coin rapidly approaching $50,000 following Elon Musk's announcement that Tesla had purchased $1.5 billion in… Read on →

Delivered on 15 February 2021. About a 5 min read.

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Issue 99

The Mass Techxodus

Many of California’s techies have finally had enough, opting for the sunshine of Florida over the sunshine of the West Coast. Other than the sunk costs and network effects (e.g. there are lots of coders already in San… Read on →

Delivered on 08 February 2021. About a 6 min read.