Oct 23, 2012

The shock cost to our kids of a return to WorkChoices!

What happens if you apply standard economic consultancy "modelling" techniques to the other side of the productivity debate? This document -- which fell off the back of a truck -- helps explain.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

I recently wondered aloud on Twitter about what would happen if now-standard “independent modelling” techniques so favoured by business organisations pushing their productivity agenda were reversed and used by those on the other side of the debate — those who argue that worker entitlements should not be pared back further. My Twitter musings resulted in Crikey obtaining the following correspondence from a whistleblower at a hitherto-unknown Canberra economics consultancy …

Dear <redacted>

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3 thoughts on “The shock cost to our kids of a return to WorkChoices!

  1. paddy

    When it comes to humour Bernard…..
    Stick to twitter.
    (It’s a far better medium for your mordant wit.)

  2. Modus Ponens

    You forgot the indirect jobs multiplier!

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