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Jason Murphy

Journalist and economist

Jason Murphy — Journalist and economist

Jason Murphy is an economist and freelance journalist. He has worked at The Australian Financial Review and for the Republic of Nauru and the Australian Treasury. He blogs at Thomas the Think Engine.

Is it finally time Medicare covered dental work?

Is it finally time Medicare covered dental work?

Covering dental visits with Medicare would be a logical decision benefiting the general health of all Australians. But as we know, just because spending is logical doesn't make it a priority.

Climate change could make the world 'uninsurable'

Climate change could make the world 'uninsurable'

The insurance industry is at the forefront of global risk trends, and they are growing increasingly concerned about the impact of climate change

Could high-speed rail be on the agenda this election?

Could high-speed rail be on the agenda this election?

High-speed rail is a tantalising pre-election option, but does it make any sense? Crikey does the maths.

What the elites miscalculated about global trade

What the elites miscalculated about global trade

How Paul Krugman, one of the world's preeminent economists, explains the rise of the trade wars.

Look to Spain to solve the Murray-Darling issue

Look to Spain to solve the Murray-Darling issue

Solving the problem of a common resource the Murray Darling Basin is not a new one. What can we learn from the rest of the world?

Will the housing market bounce back in 2019?

Will the housing market bounce back in 2019?

The Reserve Bank will be watching the summer auction season closely for any glimpse of the the housing market's changing fortunes.

Will Coles and Myer ever hook up again?

Will Coles and Myer ever hook up again?

Once up on a time Coles-Myer was Australia’s largest corporation — what would happen if they gave it another shot?

Why every last dollar must go to ABC's investigative journalism

Why every last dollar must go to ABC's investigative journalism

The era of broadcast is ending and the ABC is already shifting online. It should pour its scant resources into unpopular news gathering and leave everything else alone.

Let's break down Scott Morrison's confusing maths on migrants

Let's break down Scott Morrison's confusing maths on migrants

The PM says he plans to cut our permanent migration intake by 30,000, but who exactly are we talking about here? Would it really make a difference?

The Tesla decision that could lead to skyrocketing CEO pay in Australia

The Tesla decision that could lead to skyrocketing CEO pay in Australia

Robyn Denholm departing as CFO of Telstra to become the new chair of Tesla will spell bad things for those of us who want to stem exorbitant CEO salaries.