Katie Johnson

Katherine Johnson, usually going by just ‘Katie’, is a member of Port Phillip Publishing’s editorial team, as well as the Editor of the Saturday edition of Markets & Money. Katie works with all of your editors to maintain the quality of their research and analysis. In her Saturday Markets & Money articles she specialises in cryptocurrency and technology stories, and brings you a recap of the week from your other Markets and Money editors.

The Race to Become Superhuman

Cancer is ‘The Emperor of All Maladies’, as author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee puts it in his best selling book of the same name. It is the be-all and end-all disease, and has the potential…

Why Don’t You Just Stay in Bed?

The drag of driving to work in congested traffic, sitting at a desk for eight hours, then driving home in even more congested traffic, five days a week, ad infinitum, isn’t everyone’s idea of a…

Boycott Facebook Before it Sinks

On Thursday, Facebook posted the largest one-day loss in market value by any company in US stock market history. Their market capitalisation dropped by $119 billion, falling to $510 billion, while their stock price plummeted…

Robots Teaching Toddlers?

For education around the globe, this is an enormous leap into the future. While the classrooms of the 2000s were focussed on teaching students how to use Microsoft Word, the challenge for teachers now is…

Should We Break Bad Laws?

2.1 million Australians reported that they have used cannabis within the last 12 months. The demand is there. And with no legal channel, it’s the perfect environment for illegal activity to thrive.

How to Cheat Death

The healthcare system is in dire need of a database that can’t be hacked, allows for efficient sharing of information and ensures patients’ privacy remains intact.

Has Medicine Only Just Begun?

As investors, it is this developing technology which should be of great interest. The biotech industry has only just begun, and there is plenty of opportunity to take advantage of. The gains made from the…

Is the Aussie Economy Faking It?

You may have noticed that things have been pretty good lately. The economy is booming. Unemployment is down. And market sentiment is, generally, pretty cheerful. Overall, Australia has been a place of sunshine and financial…

Is Australian Retail Doomed?

Everything is down, down, down in Australian retail.  It’s 50% off here, closing down sale there. And the news seems to be filled with company statements to the tune of ‘we just couldn’t hack it…

Smashing the Paradox

As the crypto revolution takes off, we will be able to leave a broken financial system behind. The slow, inefficient and expensive system that caused the GFC and the dotcom bubble. And by staying in…

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