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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.

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.

Why Trump is to blame for our emotional rollercoaster at the petrol pump

Why Trump is to blame for our emotional rollercoaster at the petrol pump

High petrol prices are the last thing Australia needs from an economic perspective. Unfortunately we're suffering huge swings due to international meddling.

Hands off our uggs: Australian manufacturing putting the boot into Chinese markets

Hands off our uggs: Australian manufacturing putting the boot into Chinese markets

Tourists bulk-buying baby milk powder is just a small part of the new demand for Australian manufacturing in China.

Silicon Valley arrogance arrives in Australia

Silicon Valley arrogance arrives in Australia

In a talk at the Melbourne Business School this week, Hal Varian, Google's chief economist, had very few answers for the most pressing issues facing Google and its ilk.

You can bet your bottom bitcoin this stability won't last

You can bet your bottom bitcoin this stability won't last

The world's most notoriously volatile cyrptocurrency is currently trading without volatility, but there's more to it than you may think.

The end of the Elon Musk experience

The end of the Elon Musk experience

The rise of future-focused, loss-making, aggressively-expanding tech companies is an accident of this particular juncture in history. It may be ending.

Australia needs to prepare for the trade war or end up a casualty

Australia needs to prepare for the trade war or end up a casualty

Whatever the outcome of the building trade war between the US and China, Australia's economy will be affected dramatically — for better or worse.

Frydenberg spruiks jobs numbers while ignoring female underemployment

Frydenberg spruiks jobs numbers while ignoring female underemployment

The government can shout about strong jobs growth, but it completely ignores that underemployment among women has remained high for decades.

A (possibly bananas) idea for how to stop governments from robbing the future

A (possibly bananas) idea for how to stop governments from robbing the future

Let’s indulge in a flight of imagination for a moment. Could we change the fundamental shape of government so climate change et al are not ignored?

With the fizz going out of Coke sales, Coca-Cola Amatil turns elsewhere

With the fizz going out of Coke sales, Coca-Cola Amatil turns elsewhere

Coke sales have gone flat, but Coca-Cola Amatil still has a few hundred brands up its sleeve. How is it staving off the decline of the world's most popular drink?