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Reserve Bank slaps down monetary galahs

Reserve Bank slaps down monetary galahs

The Reserve Bank has made clear what it thinks of the campaign from neoliberals to push interest rates up out of a fetish for tighter monetary policy.

On interest rates, the Australian Financial Review likes it both ways

On interest rates, the Australian Financial Review likes it both ways

The Australian Financial Review has been demanding higher interest rates for weeks, but is now complaining about ... higher interest rates? What gives?

The energy cartels holding Australian gas prices ransom

The energy cartels holding Australian gas prices ransom

A policy for domestic gas reservation is long overdue in Australia. But do we lack the political will?

Why are Aussie retailers missing out on the global boom?

Why are Aussie retailers missing out on the global boom?

It's not looking good for the Australian retail sector as numbers slip back towards GFC levels of growth.

Is it time to consider the nuclear option in regulating competition?

Is it time to consider the nuclear option in regulating competition?

We've been too hands-off on competition in Australia and the result if major industries dominated by oligopolies.

Do we have Australian house prices under control?

Do we have Australian house prices under control?

The current tumble in house prices has been gently engineered by the government, but for how long?

ACCC report says little new, but demonstrates the painful arc of neoliberalism

ACCC report says little new, but demonstrates the painful arc of neoliberalism

There's no mystery or scandal about how we ended up with a badly flawed electricity market — it has followed the broader path of neoliberal reforms in Australia.

Wages and investment fall after Trump tax cut

Wages and investment fall after Trump tax cut

New evidence is emerging that the Trump company tax cuts have produce none of the benefits claimed by advocates, with wages growth in the US falling and investment and shares underperforming.

New study shows wages aren't growing when market power does

New study shows wages aren't growing when market power does

A new study from one of the key institutions of neoliberalism shows that as companies become more dominant, they invest less and pay lower wages.

The economics of the everyday: how consumers control the coffee market

The economics of the everyday: how consumers control the coffee market

As the costs of rent and food skyrocket, the little things like coffee and ice cream have mostly stayed the same. How long can that last?