182 – Adam Creighton

Adam Creighton is the Economics Editor for The Australian and has written for The Economist and The Wall Street Journal. For the past couple of months he’s been highly critical of the Australian government’s economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has called for the immediate easing of restrictions.

I asked Adam to sketch out his critique of the response and his concerns about its economic impact, as well as discussing the Swedish, economic “trade-offs”, the “statistical value of life” (it’s $4.4m, apparently), the joys of tax and what kind of changes he does (and doesn’t) want to see once the pandemic passes.

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Adam’s writing for The Australian

ARTICLE: Under 60, in good health? Crossing the road is more risky

ARTICLE: Let’s hope the economic train crash is worth it

ARTICLE: We may be over-reacting to an unremarkable coronavirus

ARTICLE: Coronavirus: Total shutdown may be too high a price

ARTICLE: New Zealand claims it has eliminated coronavirus

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