John Quiggin is an Australian economist, a Professor and Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland. He is a Fellow of numerous learned bodies including the Econometric Society, and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
A prolific author and blogger, Professor Quiggin's most recent book, Economics in Two Lessons: Why Markets Work so Well and Why they can Fail so Badly, was published in 2019 by Princeton University Press.
The days for oil and gas are numbered, so the economic case of a fight over undersea resources doesn’t stack up.
It would be folly to ignore the threat to US democracy. Australia needs to prepare against the possibility.
A major shipping route, yes, but vital? False claims about the value of these waters only make diplomacy harder.