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ACCC avoids the hard challenge of neoliberalism — breaking up monopolies

ACCC avoids the hard challenge of neoliberalism — breaking up monopolies

As platforms like Google and Facebook grow bigger by buying up their competition, we need to decide what we should do about monopolies.

You want a financial services culture review? Start with the Liberal Party.

You want a financial services culture review? Start with the Liberal Party.

While the government wants us to focus on the regulatory failings of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, there's a need for another review — of why the Liberals worked so closely with the big banks.

Private health insurance isn't just a policy mess — it's intergenerational war

Private health insurance isn't just a policy mess — it's intergenerational war

Private health insurance is another front in our society’s widespread economic war on younger people.

Any Pyne inquiry should take a hard look at the big four

Any Pyne inquiry should take a hard look at the big four

Christopher Pyne's role with a big four consulting firm is less important than the relentless growth of those firms within government. That's what a Senate inquiry should examine.

Struggling Seven West Media removed from the ASX 200

Struggling Seven West Media removed from the ASX 200

Dropping from the ASX 200 is both a natural conclusion and a sign of things to come for Seven West Media, whose share price has been sluggish for months.

The banks are bastards — and making you wealthier

The banks are bastards — and making you wealthier

Despite the fallout of the banking royal commission, the big banks have led the way in lifting the stock market in 2018-19.

It's a gas, man — how government failure is killing manufacturing

It's a gas, man — how government failure is killing manufacturing

Manufacturers are closing their doors as higher gas prices again bite, but it seems there's no one home on energy policy in the Morrison government.

Welcome Paul Fletcher, new communications undertaker

Welcome Paul Fletcher, new communications undertaker

Paul Fletcher will have the best seat in the house for an extended funeral of the Australian media sector.

No wonder the real estate agents went against Labor

No wonder the real estate agents went against Labor

A glance at movements in share prices since the election shows who expects to do well out of the Coalition’s win. (Spoiler: it’s the finance sector.)

The pressure is on for more media mergers

The pressure is on for more media mergers

With ad revenues down across the board, don't be surprised if you see more legacy media companies pushing for mergers this year.