What will happen to our economy as the pandemic sweeps through? There's an entire industry that exists to answer that question.
This is a fecund time for models, guesses and forecasts. But like a jungle, when the growth of numbers gets too thick they can block the light, we need a machete to cut a path through.
COVID-19 has been brilliant for numeracy. Many people are getting to grips with exponential growth and logarithms for the first time. Yet even the most numerically inclined among us could be forgiven for feeling lost amid the competing claims over the future of Australia’s economy.