Opinion

Are our exports 'too dumb' and too 'China-dependent'?

By Adam Triggs
Updated October 28 2019 - 10:27am, first published October 23 2019 - 6:40am

Having been labelled as "dumb," "getting dumber" and "too dependent on China", it's been a rough few weeks for Australia's exports. Luckily, these criticisms are largely misguided. They misunderstand how and why markets produce these outcomes in an open economy. The remedies proposed are solutions in search of a problem.

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