May 4, 2018 5
Could this be Scott Morrison's last chance to get the budget right? Here are some pointers on how he can achieve a strong surplus and begin rebuilding the nation’s crumbling wealth.
May 1, 2018 14
Jennifer Westacott couldn't seem to name a country where company tax cuts have led to wage rises. Here are some notes that... won't help her at all.
April 4, 2018 6
Turnbull claims handing billions of dollars back to shareholders of the largest foreign corporations will encourage them to invest and generate more jobs. Is there any evidence this works?
March 29, 2018 5
Whether they're laughing or sharing our outrage, everyone is talking about us.
March 28, 2018 3
Despite all the trumpeting to the contrary, the US economy slid last year into rockier territory than anyone expected, and it's not clear when — or if — it will reverse.
February 1, 2018 3
Australia has moved up several places in The Economist's Global Democracy Index amid a tumultuous year for the region's powers.
January 10, 2018 4
Trump's usual enthusiastic bellowing about economic progress under his administration belies the real danger of ignoring America's failure to keep step with the rest of the world.
December 19, 2017 13
Budget on track to return to balance? Not bloody likely.
December 8, 2017 10
Yet, despite profits at all-time highs, corporate taxes collected by the Turnbull government are at historic lows.
November 24, 2017 19
A decade ago, Kevin Rudd's Labor government pulled off a marvel that made Australia one of the most impressive economies in history.
November 23, 2017 3
The US debt has shot up almost $65 billion in two weeks. These, and other numbers, are raising eyebrows among observers.
November 6, 2017 17
The Australian Retailers Association responded with undisguised alarm to the latest figures.
October 31, 2017 5
Has Scott Morrison had his worst month since becoming Treasurer?
October 27, 2017 6
The ABS is facing huge staff cuts. In honour of the good work the ABS has done over the years, here are 20 of its most devastating stats.
October 20, 2017 6
The Employment Minister tends to boast impressive figures in her monthly report on jobs growth, but just a little digging turns up a lot of fool's gold.
October 17, 2017 8
Australia’s net worth tumbled in the two years Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey were PM and treasurer -- by a staggering $114.6 billion. It has collapsed by a further $76.2 billion since Turnbull took over.
October 12, 2017 13
Australian workers are suffering from declining entitlements, despite record corporate profits and high commodity prices.
October 4, 2017 3
Trump's economic shortbus trundles along, but just barely.
September 29, 2017 9
Corporations are getting away with ever more tax evasion while assistance to the needy, children and those on welfare continues to fall. Hats off to Scott Morrison and Joe Hockey.
September 22, 2017 10
What is transpiring now is quite bizarre: a sudden and apparently sustained collapse in workers’ share of wealth.