Things are different in 2019. The liberalising agenda around the world has all but petered out, while on the left there is a resurgence of belief and confidence in government intervention.
The arable land per capita in China is 40% of the world average.
In 2018, total deployment of renewable energy stood at about 180 gigawatts (GW), which was the same as the previous year.
The crucial battery metal, also known as 'white petroleum', struggled through a 50 percent price correction as supply soared and demand fears spread like wildfire.
It's an issue that appears to be missing from this federal election, with the two major parties brawling over issues of pay and tax, but what is the use of either if you're out of a job?
By the end of the 2010s, the U.S. is now the world's biggest crude oil producer, having surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to claim the crown.
In fact, while the oil market is moving very much in an upward direction, not everyone believes that it will last.
While no one was looking, rising commodity prices were generating rising tax revenue.
Does Australia sufficiently value older people and ageing?
Mainstream analysis is again addressing the fact that the deal is being done to fund Crown Prince MBS's Saudi Vision 2030.
The road map for China's reform designed by the Chinese government does not include the element of establishing Western-style democracy.
The Australian per capita GDP recession in 2018 is a figment of how the GDP deflator distorts the effect of export prices on the real Australian economy (plus random variation in the seasonally adjusted series).