T-Bomb: Yoda was wrong.

Truth Bomb Tuesday: Yoda was a product of his time. I rewatched The Empire Strikes Back the other day, and I think I know what’s wrong with the world. (It’s amazing how well that film holds up. Classic.) Anyway, there’s a point where Luke is deciding to rush off and help Hans and Leia, while […]

Are rents about to fall?: the economy in pictures

See the world through the eyes of an economist: Rents, CBA forecasts and job ads. These are the charts that caught my eye this week. First up, SQM Research released their rental data, which saw unit rents post a small fall – the first since Covid. Detached housing rents however continue to rise. CBA published […]

Big lift in Aussies working two jobs: the economy in pictures

See the world through the eyes of an economist: Jobs data, retail spending and loneliness. These are the charts that caught my eye this week. First up, the unemployment rate fell from 4.1% to 4.0% last week. The labour market remains healthy, and is broadly tracking the RBA and government forecasts. A lot of the […]

T-Bomb: How to be truly free

Truth Bomb Tuesday: Our operating system is outdated. Don’t let it rule your life. Imagine a simple, old-school computer game. In it, there are objects to avoid, and objects to move towards. You move towards the good things and away from the bad things. You get points if you get the good things. You lose […]

It’s a shocking stat, but also not surprising

I really thought they might have done better. How many homes do you reckon you could build for $30m. Let’s not scrimp. Let’s say $750,000 each – which is a bit more than the national median. So it’s about 40 right? $30m should enable you to build at least 40 homes. But nope. Not if […]

T-Bomb: Why these words make me angry

Truth Bomb Tuesday: Why does some criticism make you angry? Imagine two scenarios. In the first, I’m out doing the grocery shopping. Some random person comes running up to me and says, “You should learn more about boat building in ancient Greece!” I’d be like, “Whatever random guy. What are you even talking about?” and […]