Shareholder dividends v real investment: RBA picks a winner

Shareholder dividends v real investment: RBA picks a winner

and November 14, 2017 3

Are shareholders and ticket clippers a weight on effective investment in the economy? The Reserve Bank seems to think so.

Is high Chinese demand about to wreck the government’s gas deal?

Is high Chinese demand about to wreck the government’s gas deal?

and November 10, 2017 3

A surge in demand for LNG in China is dragging gas prices upward, which spells trouble for the government's effort to keep a lid on domestic prices.

Breaking: Arrested Saudi Prince sells key $US1 billion voting stake in 21st Century Fox

Breaking: Arrested Saudi Prince sells key $US1 billion voting stake in 21st Century Fox

and November 8, 2017 4

What does the shock sale, which comes in the wake of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's arrest, signal for the Murdoch empire's fortunes?

ACCC walks a fine line in media regulation

ACCC walks a fine line in media regulation

November 1, 2017 3

The ACCC's new media merger guidelines address diversity but not in a way that provides any certainty for investors or consumers.

NBN farce the result of a neoliberal absurdity

NBN farce the result of a neoliberal absurdity

October 24, 2017 25

Malcolm Turnbull says we shouldn't have started from where we did on the NBN -- problem is, we didn't have much choice, thanks to market economics.

How to extricate yourself from an energy policy jam

How to extricate yourself from an energy policy jam

October 18, 2017 51

There are a few tricks to Malcolm Turnbull's new energy policy. Here's how he did it.

Australian neoliberalism meets its conqueror: electricity

Australian neoliberalism meets its conqueror: electricity

October 16, 2017 28

The problems of our failed electricity market are the same problems that crop up time and again when market economics is applied to crucial services.

Ghost of Abbott haunts Clean Energy Target retreat

Ghost of Abbott haunts Clean Energy Target retreat

October 10, 2017 25

The government is banking on using energy policy to differentiate itself from Labor -- but Tony Abbott continues to complicate the issue.

We have enough cheap, easy-to-extract gas to last 100 years. There’s just one problem.

We have enough cheap, easy-to-extract gas to last 100 years. There’s just one problem.

October 2, 2017 16

Australia has plenty of cheap gas. The problem is private companies are selling it all overseas, writes principal adviser at The Australia Institute Mark Ogge.

World’s silliest neoliberal poll champions brutal regimes

World’s silliest neoliberal poll champions brutal regimes

September 28, 2017 8

The neoliberal World Economic Forum is back with its annual lauding of some of the worst industrial relations laws in the world.