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Wage stagnation continues, but low inflation means real wages growth

Wage stagnation continues, but low inflation means real wages growth

Poor wages growth is continuing for most Australian workers but very low inflation means real wages are up, even if they don't feel like it.

What the elites miscalculated about global trade

What the elites miscalculated about global trade

How Paul Krugman, one of the world's preeminent economists, explains the rise of the trade wars.

Underwhelmed households leave Reserve Bank adrift on key forecasts

Underwhelmed households leave Reserve Bank adrift on key forecasts

The Reserve Bank admits that its economic forecasts are hostage to a sluggish household sector struggling with poor wages growth and falling house prices.

Are you seeing a pattern here? It's not individual industries, it's our system.

Are you seeing a pattern here? It's not individual industries, it's our system.

In industry after industry in Australia, the same problems keep recurring. Our way of making policy is broken. Without addressing that, responses like the banking royal commission just treat the symptoms.

Rising business investment and election spending might deter rate cut

Rising business investment and election spending might deter rate cut

Low inflation has prompted a reset in the RBA's interest rate stance. Will we see a rate cut in 2019?

The ballad of Ken Henry

The ballad of Ken Henry

Ken Henry was a public service legend. Today he stands chastened by a royal commission. What happened?

Beware vested interests on the 'credit squeeze' and property price spin

Beware vested interests on the 'credit squeeze' and property price spin

The Australian media is screaming about the sky falling but, once again, the facts don't really back that up.

We need a major demolition job on multinational tax evasion

We need a major demolition job on multinational tax evasion

Global inequality has reached a point that requires drastic action. As the saying goes: pay taxation, buy civilisation.

Inflation confirms growing case for interest rate cut

Inflation confirms growing case for interest rate cut

Stubbornly low inflation means an interest rate cut is now a real chance in 2019.

Will the housing market bounce back in 2019?

Will the housing market bounce back in 2019?

The Reserve Bank will be watching the summer auction season closely for any glimpse of the the housing market's changing fortunes.