Aug 15, 2013

Economic debate Aussie-style: a tale of two datasets

It's difficult to have an informed economic debate when key data is ignored because it doesn't fit the media narrative. Crikey's Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.


Here’s an example of why what passes for economic debate in this country, basically, sucks.

Two datasets came out yesterday: a consumer confidence index from Westpac, and the ABS’ quarterly Wage Price Index data. But they received very different media treatment.

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One thought on “Economic debate Aussie-style: a tale of two datasets

  1. Gavin Moodie

    See, I *knew* ‘ordinary working families’ are ‘doing it tough’ 😉

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