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Articles and blog posts by Phil Dobbie

A Climate of Confusion

Its easy to pick the data to support your stance on climate chance. For a start, just pick the timescale that suits your answer.

Crime and Punishment: Deterrents Work

The UK PrimeMinister, David Cameron, has asked for harsher sentences to fight crime — if Australia is anything to go by, he might have a point.

An Honest Plan For Mobile Phone Companies

When you buy a mobile plan, phone companies have a figure in mind. They know how much they want you to pay to recoup their costs and make a margin, so why don’t they just come out and say it?

What Australia Can Learn From Tottenham

There is something startlingly predictable about last weekend’s riots in the UK. The only surprise is that they didn’t happen sooner.

The US Debt Is Their Problem, Not Ours

The US can take a temporary sigh of relief with a deal struck to raise the debt ceiling, but debt is still an issue. Here in Australia, debt is the least of our worries, but we still keep talking about it.

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