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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.

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.

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.