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Mortgages dragging Australian economy into a productivity bog

Ross Gittins has stood atop his Fairfax soapbox to decry the “nation of rent-seekers”. But Gittins might be the biggest rent-seeker of all. His model is responsible for killing productivity.

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

It’s more bad news for Labor as Rudd’s popularity keeps slipping in the polls. Plus other campaign bites.

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Is it only journalists who are obsessed with the election? Turns out there was not a single political yarn among the most-read stories in yesterday’s Herald Sun, Advertiser, Telegraph or Courier-Mail.

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The quality journalism project: the economics of Ross Gittins

If you’re looking for rational economic analysis, Ross Gittins’ columns are a safe bet. He’s the latest respondent in Crikey’s quality journalism project.

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Now for the pictures, a climate change strategy, dud forecasts

The Liberals have finally got the shadow health minister talking about health, how Abbott can go green, some lessons in truth from the SMH, and more from the mind of Richard Farmer.

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Ross Gittins’ efficient markets furphy

Ross Gittins reckons libertarians and their evil theories, especially the efficient markets hypothesis, are to blame for the global financial crisis. Sinclair Davidson begs to differ.

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Kohler: How 18 out of 20 economists were wrong

Amongst all the chatter about interest rate rises, rumours were circulating that two journalists were getting leaked info directly from the RBA, reports Alan Kohler. What problems will this bring?

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Talking the Town: The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall St launch

There was no better way to commemorate one year since the fall of Lehman Brothers than in the company of esteemed economics editor Ross Gittins and author John R. Talbott.

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Media briefs: SMH forgets its business, NT News a tosser

Sydney Morning Herald lost in dross … All is sunshine and giggles at Sunrise apparently … IOC duplicitous, you’re kidding!

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Crikey clickthroughs: Some mothers do ‘ave ‘em

Blogwatch … State of the planet … Stuff we like … Video of the day.

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Has the decline of print media been greatly exaggerated?

The decline in overall newspaper sales seems to be tapering off, or even reversing slightly, in Australia and comparable western countries, writes Peter Browne.

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