Aug 26, 20164 Comments
Forget Scott Morrison's taxed and taxed-nots -- his big problem this week was some shocking results from two of the country's biggest companies, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
Aug 26, 20161 Comment
The obvious problem being ducked here is that, if the RBA sticks to inflation-targeting, it may well have to cut interest rates all the way to zero.
Bernard KeaneAug 25, 201618 Comments
Supporters of liberal economics need to muscle up to populists, but the Right is too confused and divided to strike back against economic nationalists and interventionists.
Bernard KeaneAug 23, 20164 Comments
A new report on inequality gets to grips with many issues undermining equality and economic growth. Gender and the way our workforce is changing is part of the story.
Aug 22, 20165 Comments
Extending the Reserve Bank's goal from inflation to nominal GDP growth is a foreign solution to a problem that Australia can't fix via monetary policy, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
Bernard KeaneAug 22, 20164 Comments
Wonder why we don't hear much about productivity any more? It's because Australia has been outperforming Western economies, especially on labour productivity.
Bernard KeaneAug 19, 201618 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull is playing out the Julia Gillard years, but in the face of a surge of economic populism.
Aug 17, 20165 Comments
Wages growth is so low it is underperforming budget forecasts, which is bad news for the budget -- and the BHP result will add to Treasurer Scott Morrison's woes, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
Bernard KeaneAug 17, 20165 Comments
In allowing security agencies to dictate major economic decisions, we've handed yet more power to agencies that avoid scrutiny and attract deferential media coverage.