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We Are All More Fact-Free Than We’d Like to Think

Recent qualms about the fact-free drift of the political conversation often miss complexities about what exactly are facts. Nobody that we all trust (as we might perhaps trust a recently published atlas to tell us the capital of a country) can tell us whether millions of people in California illegally voted for Clinton.

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Emissions trading for electricity is the sensible way forward

The preliminary report from the Finkel Review of electricity market security will be presented to COAG today. Leaked versions indicate that the report notes the urgent need for long-term policy certainty on climate change and that some policies (such as carbon pricing) reduce emissions at lower cost than others (renewable energy targets or regulation).

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