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Company profits rocket skyward

Company profits rocket skyward

December 8, 2017 10

Yet, despite profits at all-time highs, corporate taxes collected by the Turnbull government are at historic lows.

We’ve achieved a ‘flexible economy’, but at what cost?

We’ve achieved a ‘flexible economy’, but at what cost?

December 7, 2017 3

Much of the big surge in jobs growth this year has come in the health sector. But it also appears to be the result of a flexible economy -- and while we've always been told that's good, it comes with its own problems.

Every Christmas, the same question: ‘why are there so many people in my city?’

Every Christmas, the same question: ‘why are there so many people in my city?’

December 5, 2017 3

“Why are there so many people in this city?” we ask ourselves between bursts of road rage. “Couldn’t they be … somewhere else?”

Company tax cuts won’t work in the US, and they won’t work here

Company tax cuts won’t work in the US, and they won’t work here

December 4, 2017 19

Optimistic tax models put the average Australian at being 0.1% better off under the proposed company tax cuts. And the good news is they'll only have to wait 25 years for that tiny benefit to appear! Economist John Quiggin reports.

Razer: the ‘reputable’ practice of anti-Chinese racism

Razer: the ‘reputable’ practice of anti-Chinese racism

November 28, 2017 26

If only we were as critical of US influence as we were that of the Chinese.

Bad apples: what would a banking inquiry look like?

Bad apples: what would a banking inquiry look like?

November 24, 2017 7

With calls for a royal commission into banks gaining volume, what questions should we be asking?

Rudd’s economic legacy, 10 years on

Rudd’s economic legacy, 10 years on

November 24, 2017 19

A decade ago, Kevin Rudd's Labor government pulled off a marvel that made Australia one of the most impressive economies in history.

If the government wants to cut taxes, it should be like Labor or Tony Abbott

If the government wants to cut taxes, it should be like Labor or Tony Abbott

November 24, 2017 2

While insisting that Labor is the party of higher taxes, the government plans to hike taxes far above the levels even of Tony Abbott's government, let alone Julia Gillard's.

US economy circling the drain

US economy circling the drain

November 23, 2017 3

The US debt has shot up almost $65 billion in two weeks. These, and other numbers, are raising eyebrows among observers.

Who’s behind the wages drought?

Who’s behind the wages drought?

and November 22, 2017 27

If business is to blame for wage stagnation, what role do investors play? The Reserve Bank has a view, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.