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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, 20177 Comments

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

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.

Rate rise not looming, and jobs growth won’t spell rate hike

Rate rise not looming, and jobs growth won’t spell rate hike

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneSep 15, 20171 Comment

The kind of jobs growth we're seeing at the moment would traditionally have the RBA reaching for the interest rate trigger. But not now, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

What is killing neoliberalism?

What is killing neoliberalism?

Bernard KeaneSep 14, 201713 Comments

The US, the UK, France, Canada, New Zealand, even Japan -- wherever you look, wages are stagnant. And that's terrible news for neoliberalism.

Could energy uncertainty be the gift that keeps on giving for Turnbull?

Could energy uncertainty be the gift that keeps on giving for Turnbull?

Bernard KeaneSep 13, 201717 Comments

By prolonging uncertainty around investment in energy generation, the government gives itself scope to keep blaming Labor and renewables for blackouts -- at least until voters wake up to it.

Think Scott Morrison is a good treasurer? Here are 40 reasons you are wrong

Think Scott Morrison is a good treasurer? Here are 40 reasons you are wrong

Alan AustinSep 13, 201721 Comments

Suddenly everyone seems to have forgot to hate Scott Morrison, with his polling numbers surprisingly good. Here are 40 reasons his treasurership has been a shambles.

China crisis: Australia hurtles blindly toward an immigration calamity

China crisis: Australia hurtles blindly toward an immigration calamity

Michael SainsburySep 13, 201728 Comments

Forget the boats. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese people have flooded into Australia, and no one seems to be taking the threat seriously.