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Workers’ share of the pudding at an all-time low

Workers’ share of the pudding at an all-time low

Alan AustinSep 22, 201710 Comments

What is transpiring now is quite bizarre: a sudden and apparently sustained collapse in workers’ share of wealth.

Banks bail out of wealth management

Banks bail out of wealth management

Bernard KeaneSep 22, 20172 Comments

The era of big banks being all things to all people is coming to an end as the majors offload their wealth management and insurance arms.

How much debt is too much for Kerry Stokes?

How much debt is too much for Kerry Stokes?

Glenn Dyer and Stephen MayneSep 21, 2017

Interestingly, Kerry Stokes is not putting his hand in his own pocket to support yesterday's Coates Hire deal, write Glenn Dyer and Stephen Mayne.

Employers demand wage cuts despite Reserve Bank fretting about growth

Employers demand wage cuts despite Reserve Bank fretting about growth

Bernard KeaneSep 21, 20172 Comments

Employers remain convinced the biggest problem in Australia is not being able to slash workers' wages, despite real wages falls.

One Nation uncovers the squillion-dollar bank conspiracy

One Nation uncovers the squillion-dollar bank conspiracy

Bernard KeaneSep 20, 201715 Comments

An inquiry into lending to primary producers is spending a peculiar amount of time on fictions about international financial conspiracies.

Koukoulas: penny-pinching on education leaves the nation lagging

Koukoulas: penny-pinching on education leaves the nation lagging

Stephen KoukoulasSep 20, 20171 Comment

Discouraging students from higher-education doesn't just hinder their earning potential, it jeopardises our future economy.

Stop worrying about automation: the real problem might be too few workers

Stop worrying about automation: the real problem might be too few workers

Bernard KeaneSep 20, 201717 Comments

Ignore the employment doomsayers -- chances are we're going to run out of workers before automation causes mass unemployment.

What the new CBS deal with Ten deal means for Lachlan Murdoch

What the new CBS deal with Ten deal means for Lachlan Murdoch

Stephen Mayne and Glenn DyerSep 19, 20178 Comments

As CBS moves on Ten with a bigger, shinier offer, some hard questions for Lachlan Murdoch, write Stephen Mayne and Glenn Dyer.

Dams and pipes wasting money, Productivity Commission warns

Dams and pipes wasting money, Productivity Commission warns

Bernard KeaneSep 19, 20172 Comments

We're at risk of wasting billions on water infrastructure that isn't needed, the Productivity Commission has said -- repeating previous warnings about how we subsidise unviable irrigation.

Sugar tax unhelpful and unnecessary but try telling the nanny statists

Sugar tax unhelpful and unnecessary but try telling the nanny statists

Bernard KeaneSep 19, 201729 Comments

Paternalists continue to demand sugar taxes despite clear evidence they don't work. But facts don 't matter to nanny statists.