July, 2018

On interest rates, the Australian Financial Review likes it both ways

and , Jul 16, 2018

The Australian Financial Review has been demanding higher interest rates for weeks, but is now complaining about ... higher interest rates? What gives?

Sam Chisholm and the rupturing of Australia’s digital future

, Jul 16, 2018

Sam Chisholm's backroom antics helped cause Telstra's decline and the sorry state of Australia's digital media landscape.

The energy cartels holding Australian gas prices ransom

, Jul 13, 2018

A policy for domestic gas reservation is long overdue in Australia. But do we lack the political will?

Kylie Jenner’s ‘fortune’ is just one of capitalism’s many mirages

, Jul 12, 2018

Is Kylie Jenner really worth $900 million? What does that even mean? The question is worth posing, especially on the left.

Why are Aussie retailers missing out on the global boom?

, Jul 12, 2018

It's not looking good for the Australian retail sector as numbers slip back towards GFC levels of growth.

Is it time to consider the nuclear option in regulating competition?

, Jul 12, 2018

We've been too hands-off on competition in Australia and the result if major industries dominated by oligopolies.

Do we have Australian house prices under control?

, Jul 11, 2018

The current tumble in house prices has been gently engineered by the government, but for how long?

ACCC report says little new, but demonstrates the painful arc of neoliberalism

, Jul 11, 2018

There's no mystery or scandal about how we ended up with a badly flawed electricity market — it has followed the broader path of neoliberal reforms in Australia.

Wages and investment fall after Trump tax cut

and , Jul 10, 2018

New evidence is emerging that the Trump company tax cuts have produce none of the benefits claimed by advocates, with wages growth in the US falling and investment and shares underperforming.

New study shows wages aren’t growing when market power does

, Jul 09, 2018

A new study from one of the key institutions of neoliberalism shows that as companies become more dominant, they invest less and pay lower wages.