NEWSFLASH! In September I will join The Conversation as its Business and Economy Editor. I have been honoured to work at The Age for the past ten years, originally alongside the legendry Tim Colebatch, and for the past four years as economics editor in my own right.

At The Conversation, my job will be to make the best thinking from Australia's 40 univerisites accessible to the widest possible audience. That means you. From the new year I will also write a weekly column.

On this site are most of the important things I have written for Fairfax and the ABC over the past few decades. I recommend the Search function. The site is a record for you, as well as me.

I'll continue to post great things from The Conversation and other places here, and also on Twitter and Facebook. Enjoy.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

"Some people hate the bus. Not me, I can't get enough"

Although I was critical of the frequency of Canberra's bus service when arriving back here, I really do love riding in buses - when they come. To misuse a line of Elvis Costello's, I think of them as "people's limousines". Truly

I am typing this on one now.

Here's indie Rock band Art Brut. They understand.  And I love the song:

HT: Bella Counihan

"She looked like someone's girlfriend
She looked like a dream
She looked as unlikely
As the people's limousine"

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