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How will neoliberals respond to the populist onslaught?

How will neoliberals respond to the populist onslaught?

Bernard KeaneJul 21, 201715 Comments

As both Labor and Liberals seek to exploit voter discontent over globalisation, do neoliberals have a response to the crisis engulfing the dominant economic dogma of the last 30 years?

Reserve Bank trolls excitable markets over interest rates

Reserve Bank trolls excitable markets over interest rates

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneJul 20, 20175 Comments

Febrile markets have misjudged the Reserve Bank's monetary policy priorities, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Yet another area of the economy the Abbott-Turnbull governments have mangled

Yet another area of the economy the Abbott-Turnbull governments have mangled

Alan AustinJul 20, 20179 Comments

Pretty much the only area of the economy that has improved under Malcolm Turnbull (and, earlier, Tony Abbott) is company profits -- but even then, only for a select few companies. And those working in construction haven't been so lucky.

Australia remains a gender-segregated workplace

Australia remains a gender-segregated workplace

Bernard KeaneJul 20, 20172 Comments

Many parts of Australian industry are segregated along gender lines -- and things haven't changed a lot in 30 years.

Hockey v Morrison: who was the worse treasurer?

Hockey v Morrison: who was the worse treasurer?

Alan AustinJul 18, 201711 Comments

Staggering as it seems, Australia has had a worse treasurer than Joe Hockey. His name is Scott Morrison.

The scientific way to avoid electricity price spikes, saving Australians thousands

The scientific way to avoid electricity price spikes, saving Australians thousands

Dan CassJul 14, 20176 Comments

How a process called "aggregated demand response" could work in Australia, writes Dan Cass, strategist at The Australia Institute.

G20 heads in the sand on the big global issue: wage stagnation

G20 heads in the sand on the big global issue: wage stagnation

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneJul 10, 201714 Comments

The G20 ignored the single biggest economic and political issue across the developed world - persistent wage stagnation. But voters won't put up with it, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Steady Reserve Bank ignores volatile commentariat on wage growth, interest rates

Steady Reserve Bank ignores volatile commentariat on wage growth, interest rates

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneJul 5, 2017

While markets and some commentators yo-yo around the state of the economy, the Reserve Bank is keeping its head, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

How Gen Y is shopping differently to their parents (and how it's changing the economy)

How Gen Y is shopping differently to their parents (and how it's changing the economy)

Bernard KeaneJul 5, 20174 Comments

Thirty five years worth of retail turnover data shows that we now shop very differently to the era of Bob Hawke, big hair and shoulder pads.

The government's PaTH helps big business and keeps wages stranded at low levels

The government's PaTH helps big business and keeps wages stranded at low levels

Bernard KeaneJul 4, 201734 Comments

The government knows there's a problem with wage stagnation, but it can't help itself in working to cut wages.

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