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Keane: neoliberalism is fine, but what we have is crony capitalism

Keane: neoliberalism is fine, but what we have is crony capitalism

Bernard KeaneApr 27, 201637 Comments

The business community in Australia are fair-weather neoliberals whose only real commitment is to "reform" that suits them, and many politicians are no better.

ASIC: a reform package by bankers, for bankers

ASIC: a reform package by bankers, for bankers

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerApr 21, 201621 Comments

This is a government of ex-bankers and its package for banking "oversight" might hand more control to the banks. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

Shorten goes Mad Maximise in the global steel wars

Shorten goes Mad Maximise in the global steel wars

Bernard KeaneApr 15, 20166 Comments

Labor's hastily assembled steel policy is a silly resort to pseudo-protectionism and bureaucracy for an industry that should be allowed to compete or die.

Trucking safety should be a matter of numbers, not politics

Trucking safety should be a matter of numbers, not politics

Bernard KeaneApr 13, 201623 Comments

The campaign against the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal is based on an attempt to discredit any link between how truckies are paid and safety.

How can ASIC police the banks when it has been gutted?

How can ASIC police the banks when it has been gutted?

Bernard KeaneApr 11, 201611 Comments

The government says ASIC is all that is needed to police the banks -- but it has savagely cut the regulator's funding.

The sordid history of the world’s biggest, baddest banks

The sordid history of the world’s biggest, baddest banks

Bernard KeaneApr 5, 201616 Comments

The global banks at the centre of the Panama Papers have a long history of criminal activity -- for which they have never been criminally prosecuted.

Beware the real agenda on compulsory super

Bernard KeaneFeb 22, 20168 Comments

Ending compulsory super would hit one sector of the super industry hard -- and it happens to be the one the government most despises.

Property sector gears up, but who speaks for the victims of negative gearing?

Property sector gears up, but who speaks for the victims of negative gearing?

Bernard KeaneFeb 16, 201622 Comments

While powerful political donors fire up campaigns in support of negative gearing, who speaks for those whom the policy hurts?

Is the housing bubble about to burst? And should we freak out about it?

Is the housing bubble about to burst? And should we freak out about it?

Jason MurphyOct 20, 201512 Comments

Yes, Sydney housing prices are skyrocketing. But does that mean it's all about to come crashing down?

If oil prices are tumbling, why is petrol so damn expensive?

If oil prices are tumbling, why is petrol so damn expensive?

Jason MurphyAug 28, 20154 Comments

Remember when petrol was under $1 a litre? If oil prices are continuing to drop, why have does it cost so much to fill up these days? Economist and freelance journalist Jason Murphy explains.