MB over the Christmas break

Merry Christmas MB readers and thank you for another interesting year.

Here’s our schedule over the Christmas break and January 2018:

  • Mon 25th Dec – 2nd January links only.
  • Tues 3rd January to 5th January full posting by Chris Becker with support from Damien Klassen.
  • Mon 8th January to 12th January full posting by Leith van Onselen and Chris Becker with support from Damien Klassen.
  • Mon 15th to 29 January full posting by David Llewellyn-Smith and Chris Becker with support from Damien Klassen.
  • Tues 30 January onwards, as per normal with Dave, Leith, Chris and Damien.

We will also publish our end-of-year Members’ Special Report on Christmas Day.

Have a great and safe New Year.


The MB team


  1. Merry Christmas to the MB crew. Love your work and commitment to the cause. Great to be part of your tribe. See you in 2018 😘

  2. Merry Christmas to the resistance.

    Twitter now allows polls. Could the MacroBusiness website (not the Twitter account) do weekly polls and set it up to only allow paid up members to vote?

  3. 🥃 Merry drunken holidays. 🥃
    Cryptos are being “debanked” (sic, Coinspot) by Aussie banks. Bye bye cryptos? 👋

  4. TailorTrashMEMBER

    Great work chaps ……come back refreshed in 2018 and keep that disinfecting light shining on the crawling things that live under the carpet of Straya
    ……..I’m sure many MSM journos peek in here and your messages may seep into some of their domained brains …..especially next year when it might be harder to write gushing real estate stories from ” under the hammer “

  5. Seasons greetings to all, and to sundry, buy yourselves a subscription. 2018 will be an enormous year, astrologers are predicting a significant financial event in May if you don’t believe the sages who write for and comment on this site

    • It’s been said astrology exists to make economics look credible. Or was it the other way round? Anyway, BIG Thanks MB, Merry Christmas all.

  6. Merry Christmas all. A big thanks to the MB team for their hard work over the course of the year, and I look forward to getting back into it during the Great Crash of 2018!

  7. mild colonialMEMBER

    I’m jittery with withdrawal already. Oh well let’s hope the old law of taking a break causes the pot to boil.

  8. Merry Christmas to all, I hope Santa brings you a house price crash apocalypse. Well that’s what I’m wishing for anyway.

    Thanks to all the MB crew,, and to all the commenters for another year of interesting reading. Don’t work to hard, enjoy some time off with friends and family.

  9. Lmmao….

    Collapsenicks want a market crash to spread cheer and festive good tidings….. there is hope in the air…

    Some say poverty is a mental disorder… I might have to consider libertarianism as a disorder… quasi religious self fulfilling sort…

    disheveled… working save xmass, boxing, and new years…..

  10. As Dr Seuss aptly put it:

    Screw this, screw that,
    Screw you, and screw your hat!

    So long suckers! See you all in the new year! Here’s to a better year, full of government failure, house market colapse and a full blown depression.

    • The Traveling Wilbur

      Ino said this
      And Ino said that.

      All year long he talked and talked
      And wore out his hat.

      S/he posted this and posted that
      And made poor Dr Seuss lose track of his cat.

      Twas with measurable pleasure Ino’s posts were read.
      Most often at breakfast with coffee and toast bread.

      With Christmas drawing nigh
      And posts growing longer
      The Cat in the Hat wondered
      Would they also get wronger?

      But with a big sigh
      The Cat pushed reply
      And sent a post of yule cheer
      To the member whose first name should be Brian
      For those with a musical or Pythonic ear.

      Merry Christmas, my dear!

  11. A segment on Big Australia which just aired on Paul Murray Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JBpiSzDx3U

    Interesting that even hardcore Conservatives like Michael Kroger getting pissed off with the effects on wages. Georgina Downer also quite impressive with her response. Meanwhile the fake left busy giving the bird to anyone opposing Big Australia.

    I will repost on weekend links.

  12. To all those Pastafarians out there, happy 1st Day of Noodlemas.
    And thanks to the MB team for another year.

      • The Traveling Wilbur

        Reminds me, I was watching the Santa parade with the Mrs and wishing, well, I was somewhere else to be honest, and at that exact moment the Three Wise Men went past. Usual jokes ran through my head. Then I wondered, what would they all have in common? Well​ they were all cashed up merchants from over the border, so 457s?

        Cheered me up no end that did. Would definitely be a skills shortage category in Australia too.

  13. Diogenes the CynicMEMBER

    Happy break to all, if you are getting one. The kids seem more excited by the prospect of swimming on pudding day afternoon than gifts. The forecast in the west is 32 degrees.