(November 29–December 5) My body, my choice — xactly / Pandemic normality in the land of Oz / No federal ICAC any time soon

(November 21–28) Pandemic normality in the land of Oz / The fourth wave is coming. Or is it? Ignore the notorious alarmists … / More learning by experience / New German government about to take over from Merkel

/Pandemic normality in the land of Oz

(November 14–21) On pandemic normality — Austria, and Germany, in lockdown for the un-vaccinated (and regionally even for the vaccinated) / Excluding the unvaxxed from daily life (and making them pay)

/ On pandemic normality — Austria, and Germany, in lockdown for the un-vaccinated (and regionally even for the vaccinated)

(November 7–13) Pandemic normality in NSW and Vic — where else? / Anti-viral pills to the rescue / Learning by experience / Another day another plan / An “accelerant” or more COP26 blablabla?

/ Pandemic normality in NSW and Vic — where else?

(November 1–6) Cleo found / Marky Mark not missing a chance and re-assuring us / Pandemic normality in NSW and VIC and in a few months in WA, Qld, and NZ, too / COP26 blablabla, as was to be expected / Defam fest-days

(October 25–31) Pandemic normality in NSW and VIC / The shine’s coming off the Gladyator / Morrison catching up — ever so slowly / Science is self-correcting. Occasionally.

/ Pandemic normality in NSW and VIC

(October 18–24) Freedom day in Victoria / After Andrews and Ardern, Palaszczuk now also following the NSW playbook / NSW (and VIC) opening to international travel / IBAC and ICAC public inquiries continue while the Obeids and Sir-Lunch-A-Lot finally face the music / Past alarmist predictions, crowd-sourced, and other attempts to revisit the pandemic past

/ Freedom day in Victoria

(October 11–17) Perrottet engineering an accelerated re-opening of NSW / Andrews following the NSW playbook amidst a blow-out in VIC case numbers / Marki Mark and Stacia still in denial, St Jacinda not so much but lost / The case for a federal anti-corruption commission / And the Nobel Prize in economic sciences went to …

/ Perrottet engineering an accelerated re-opening of NSW

(October 4–10) Perrottet says it as it is / Andrews still doesn’t get it / Marki Mark and Stacia still in denial, St Jacinda not so much / Morrison remains the master of deception / Everything Shortage — Keep them wine orders coming

/ Perrottet says it as it is

(September 27–October 3) Having skillfully navigated the treacherous COVID-19 waters, Berejiklian hits the ICAC rocks / Andrews can do no wrong (he thinks) / the endgames of ACT, Qld, WA, and NZ remain unclear / Myanmar a reminder of what matters in the grand scheme of things

Andreas Ortmann

EconProf: I post occasionally on whatever tickles my fancy: Science, evidence production, the Econ tribe, Oz politics, etc. Y’all r entitled to my opinions …

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