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Treasurer, here's a new recruit to the ranks of the taxed-nots

Treasurer, here's a new recruit to the ranks of the taxed-nots

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneAug 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.

GDP-brained: the AFR gets it wrong on inflation and interest rates

John QuigginAug 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.

Tax-and-spend Liberals too mired in hypocrisy to face populist challenge

Tax-and-spend Liberals too mired in hypocrisy to face populist challenge

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.

We are relying more on women. How about paying them fairly?

We are relying more on women. How about paying them fairly?

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.

The RBA can't fix our growth woes -- only government can do that

The RBA can't fix our growth woes -- only government can do that

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerAug 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.

Our productivity record sucks -- except compared to everyone else's

Our productivity record sucks -- except compared to everyone else's

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.

Turnbull offers the right diagnosis of populism, but has no treatment

Turnbull offers the right diagnosis of populism, but has no treatment

Bernard KeaneAug 19, 201618 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull is playing out the Julia Gillard years, but in the face of a surge of economic populism.

Weak wages and a dud BHP result spell more trouble for Morrison

Weak wages and a dud BHP result spell more trouble for Morrison

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerAug 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.

Why do we let spooks dictate economic policy?

Why do we let spooks dictate economic policy?

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.

Sod off, Western Australia: no more GST for you

Sod off, Western Australia: no more GST for you

Bernard KeaneAug 16, 201617 Comments

Western Australia's fiscal profligacy should not be rewarded with changes to the GST distribution model -- but Malcolm Turnbull is not in a strong position to resist his colleagues from Perth.

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