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The birth of modernity

The birth of modernity

Bernard KeaneDec 9, 201612 Comments

Nearly five hundred years ago, a German theologian published a paper on an obscure doctrinal point. It started a cascade of ideas that fundamentally shaped the modern world.

Mayne: throw more white-collar crims in jail

Mayne: throw more white-collar crims in jail

Stephen MayneDec 9, 20161 Comment

Throwing more corporate fat cats in prison for breaking the law would send a strong message that Australia is tough on corporate malfeasance.

The funeral we had to have: a fond farewell to the Australian economy

The funeral we had to have: a fond farewell to the Australian economy

Ben PobjieDec 9, 20163 Comments

Tributes to the Australian economy were pouring in yesterday from friends and colleagues from around the world, writes satirist Ben Pobjie.

The Coalition delivers neither jobs nor growth

The Coalition delivers neither jobs nor growth

Richard DennissDec 8, 201610 Comments

If the Coalition is serious about creating jobs and growth, it needs to dump the rhetoric about "living beyond on our means," writes Richard Denniss, chief economist at The Australia Institute.

Don't believe ScoMo's spin, the Coalition ran our economy into the ground

Don't believe ScoMo's spin, the Coalition ran our economy into the ground

Alan AustinDec 8, 201615 Comments

Australia is one of only seven countries now recording lower real wages, and one of just 13 still increasing gross debt, writes economics journalist Alan Austin

Negative growth should be a one-off -- so we hope

Bernard KeaneDec 8, 201612 Comments

Given the government's performance, a real economic downturn would be beyond its capacities to handle. Let's hope the September quarter GDP result is a one-off.

Big spending is the new normal

Big spending is the new normal

Greg FeeneyDec 8, 20162 Comments

Better get used to the reality that total government expenses will stay at or above 26% of GDP, writes former APS senior executive Greg Feeney.

How the unions forced CUB to save 55 jobs: a boozy Christmas miracle

How the unions forced CUB to save 55 jobs: a boozy Christmas miracle

Harrison JohnstoneDec 7, 20164 Comments

After seven months, Carlton & United Breweries has reached an agreement with its picketing staff. Crikey intern Harrison Johnstone finds out how it all went down.

Economic growth shocker as GDP goes negative

Economic growth shocker as GDP goes negative

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerDec 7, 201614 Comments

The economy contracted significantly in the September quarter but with any luck it will be a one-off as Christmas looms, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

All over the Shoppies

All over the Shoppies

Ben ChieflyDec 7, 20164 Comments

Everyone, from workers to politicians, have had a gutful of the Shoppies union, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.

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