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Why robots won’t end jobs and don’t justify universal basic income – Paul Kerin

In his article in yesterday’s Australian, “Busting the ‘End of Jobs’ Myth”, Paul Kerin explains why robots and other forms of automation won’t create mass involuntary unemployment and therefore why universal basic income would be an unnecessary and inefficient response. The full article is available here.

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Why the Water Supply Needs a Splash of Competition – Peter Coombes

Why the Water Supply Needs a Splash of Competition The article above was printed in the Australian Financial Review on Thursday 19 January under the same title “Why the Water Supply Needs a Splash of Competition” by Professor Peter Coombes, Urban Water Cycle Solutions, Independent Research and Consulting.  See also the website urbanwatercyclesolutions.com

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Billion-dollar concessional loan a waste of taxpayers’ money – Paul Kerin

In a recent article in The Australian, Paul Kerin presents evidence that the sharemarket expects Adani’s proposed Carmichael mine in Queensland to create substantial shareholder value. This demonstrates that the Federal government’s proposed $1 billion dollar loan to Adani would be a waste of taxpayers’ money. The full article is available here.

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Put an end to location-based subsidies – Paul Kerin

In a recent article in The Australian, Paul Kerin argues that location-based subsidies are pervasive and substantial, but make us worse-off. Using examples from the health, insurance telecommunications and utilities sectors, he explains why. The full article is available here    

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Privatisation is beneficial, but deal design is important – Paul Kerin

In a recent article in The Australian, Paul Kerin assessed the proposed partial privatisation of electricity network business Western Power by the WA government. He argued that while the proposal is better than continued full government ownership, it won’t deliver the full potential benefits due to several key design choices. The full article is available […]

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