Speakers Profile - Michael Pascoe

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Michael Pascoe is one of Australia’s most experienced and thoughtful finance and economics commentators with the better part of five decades in newspaper, broadcast and on-line journalism, covering the full gamut of economic and business issues, as well as occasionally straying into more whimsical matters of the human condition. Despite being a reporter of the “dismal science”, he maintains a sense of humour and the ability to speak and write entertainingly about the state of the nation and world. “I’ve sat through too many boring economics and business presentations to think anyone else should have to,” he says. Increasingly, Pascoe’s body of work represents a fight for keeping perspective amidst the noise and haste of a news cycle with a painfully short attention span and sometimes dubious motives. “There’s more data but less information, more opinion but less thought,” he says. “It’s never been more important to look through the headlines and political prejudices to find the facts.”

Michael Pascoe is contributing editor for The New Daily, a regular guest commentator on radio and television in demand as a speaker and facilitator.