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Right-wing France will beat the crepe out of leftists come polling day, unless ...

Right-wing France will beat the crepe out of leftists come polling day, unless ...

Alan AustinJan 20, 20172 Comments

The left parties effectively conceded defeat by fielding six candidates, writes freelance journalist in France Alan Austin.

Mike Baird's secret privatisation strategy

Mike Baird's secret privatisation strategy

Bernard KeaneJan 19, 201711 Comments

The politics of successful privatisation are tricky -- but NSW's Mike Baird managed a clever trick for quieting opposition.

Blaming only globalisation for inequality is misguided

Blaming only globalisation for inequality is misguided

Ian McAuleyJan 16, 20176 Comments

Globalisation has been only one of the developments that has led to widening inequality and social exclusion, writes adjunct lecturer in public finance at the University of Canberra Ian McAuley.

Amber Harrison responds as Seven flexes its legal muscle

Amber Harrison responds as Seven flexes its legal muscle

Stephen MayneJan 16, 20175 Comments

Channel Seven's lawyers are unhappy with Crikey -- and of course with Amber Harrison -- after we published a report on the sordid situation last week. Herewith, Harrison responds.

Despite scandals, 457s help a changing economy

Despite scandals, 457s help a changing economy

Bernard KeaneJan 16, 201713 Comments

The 457 visa system is rorted and plagued with scandals but it also benefits an economy undergoing significant change.

Why did voters who will suffer most under Trump give him their vote?

Why did voters who will suffer most under Trump give him their vote?

Ian McAuleyJan 13, 20179 Comments

It would be hasty to attribute the Brexit and Trump votes to a “swing to the right”, or to an ill-informed electorate. The most compelling explanations are in terms of protest votes, writes adjunct lecturer in public finance at the University of Canberra Ian McAuley.

Will Sydney's apartment obsession prop up the economy?

Will Sydney's apartment obsession prop up the economy?

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerJan 12, 20173 Comments

Sydney's obsession with building apartments might be enough to keep the construction stimulus to the economy going for a while yet, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

The next stoush on superannuation is coming

The next stoush on superannuation is coming

Bernard KeaneJan 11, 201712 Comments

The next fight over superannuation will be over the awards system and the way workers are put into a super fund by default. The big banks want in.

The profits ‘earned’ by Australia’s gas industry will make you wince

The profits ‘earned’ by Australia’s gas industry will make you wince

Michael West and Bruce RobertsonJan 11, 201711 Comments

Business journalist Michael West and analyst Bruce Robertson expose the profound failure of government energy regulation and demonstrate how our loss, as consumers, matches the gains of the power companies.

The Australian's clean coal magic trick

The Australian's clean coal magic trick

John QuigginJan 10, 20178 Comments

With some slippery words and some clever sleight-of-hand, The Australian almost makes it look like coal is good for humanity, writes economist John Quiggin

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