Leith van Onselen retrospective

Leith is away for a few days so here’s a retrospective of some of his best posts to enjoy. And for those who don’t know, Leith van Onselen writes as the Unconventional Economist. He is an economist that has previously worked at the Australian Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Goldman Sachs. Leith can also be found on twitter:


MacroBusiness caption

Here at MacroBusiness we are contemplating taking the campaign for world macrobation to the next level. Ok maybe not, but we are contemplating the introduction of some MacroBusiness paraphernalia in order to get Reynard the Fox some further recognition out there in the wider world. We are in the early days on this, so we aren’t


Summer Reading: Best Dressed of 2011

During the Christmas and New Years break, MacroBusiness will be opening the vault to discover the best dressed, most popular and interesting posts of 2011. Today’s “Best Dressed of 2011” list includes our favourite post titles and featured images and maybe considered whimsy, but our only excuse is that there is a little bit of


The MB Team Discuss 2012

Before taking a break after the end of a remarkable year, the team at MacroBusiness sat down recently to share their views on the events of 2011 and the risk and opportunities that lie ahead. The discussion was framed around 5 questions with the first 3 answered in Part 1 posted yesterday, with the final


The MB Team discuss 2011

Before taking a well deserved break after the end of a remarkable year, the team at MacroBusiness sat down recently to share their views on the events of 2011 and the risk and opportunities that lie ahead. The discussion was framed around 5 questions with the first 3 answered in today’s post, with the remainder


Toasting MB’s superb first year

It’s the end of the year and in the spirit of Auld Lang Syne I should not let the moment pass with recapping MB’s superb first year. It’s difficult to prioritise the successes but one of the most prominent has been to bring accountability to the Australian housing narrative. From the early months of the


Martin Wolf macrobated

If you pop over to Business Spectator today you can read a really excellent commentary by the world’s biggest business columnist, the FT’s Martin Wolf, on why Europe has doomed itself. But if you really want to be in the know, you can read Delusional Economics, who Martin Wolf references as one of his sources


Day of Delusional

For the past year, Delusional Economics has been MB’s point man on Europe. Throughout this period he has been miles ahead of the main stream media and, often, several kilometers ahead of the global blogosphere as well. His sectoral balances approach to analysing the crisis has opened a clear window through the ideological and political


Comment registration

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Under attack

Dear Reader, MB comments are under attack from some unpleasant person or persons replicating user names and posting insulting comments willy nilly. No premium content details have been hacked. Of course we take this as a signal that we are doing an excellent job and upsetting some interest or another. For the time being, I’ve


The “superb Macrobusiness”

I don’t want to waste your time with too much trumpet blowing but it’s not often you get a plug as spectacular as that received overnight at the Financial Times, the world’s most respected business newspaper. In a story about Australian banks, the FT’s Alphaville blog quoted extensively from Deep T.s excellent analysis of the


Respect please

Dear readers, A mix of active traders, buy and hold punters, as well as regular superannuation holders read MB. Can you please keep your comments respectful of that fact. Whilst some of you may make money out of the big price shifts we are witnessing, others will be suffering. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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MacroBusiness Mailbag

One problem we have at MacroBusiness is that all our bloggers have day jobs. We would love to be doing this full-time but obviously we have to pay for our existence and also like to spend time with our families. There are a number of topics that I would love to concentrate on full time and


Lack of posting

On behalf of MacroBusiness, we wish to apologise for the lack of posting over the past week. Our colleague, David Llewellyn-Smith (aka Houses and Holes), is currently recovering from an illness and out of action. We wish David a speedy recovery and hope that he will be back on board next week. With David’s absence


We’ve noticed

Houses and Holes posted 6.25 am. Karen Maley published 8.17 am.


We’re in The Monthly

A few months ago the Unconventional Economist and I were interviewed by Christine Kenneally a freelance journalist who has written for Time,  The New Yorker, The New York Times, Slate and New Scientist, as well as other publications. In this case she was writing an article to appear in the May issue of the Monthly magazine.


Book Review: The Party

I consider myself, possibly mistakenly, well versed in Northern Asia compared to the average Australian. I have many friends from across the region, travel there on a regular basis and have even spent many years attempting to verse myself in a local dialect, the Korean language. With limited success I must admit. By doing so


Japan and Chernobyl (updated)

From The Automatic Earth and author Nicole Foss who has a “master thesis at the law faculty of Warwick University in Coventry, England, where she studied International Law in Development”, in nuclear safety research. She later became a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, where her research field was power systems, with a specific


Japan fallout

Right now we do not know what is happening in Japan’s nuclear reactors. According to CNN, however, the news is very worrying: A meltdown may be under way at one of Fukushima Daiichi’s nuclear power reactors in northern Japan, an official with Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency told CNN Sunday. “There is a possibility,


Japan tsunami

  Update 1:30am: Large wave hitting Hawaii again. Maui harbour bouy rising 7ft. Nikkei was down 170 for day, futures are currently down 200. Update 12:48am: Hawaii has been hit by second wave, water over roads(?), water has receeded out 200ft or so and seems to be rising. Water is moving up the beaches !!