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Our productivity record sucks -- except compared to everyone else's

Our productivity record sucks -- except compared to everyone else's

Bernard KeaneAug 22, 20164 Comments

Wonder why we don't hear much about productivity any more? It's because Australia has been outperforming Western economies, especially on labour productivity.

Chris Mitchell calls us dweebs, throws shade at Hywood, generally gets it wrong (again)

Chris Mitchell calls us dweebs, throws shade at Hywood, generally gets it wrong (again)

Glenn DyerAug 22, 20163 Comments

Oh, Chris. Why've you got to be so mean?

Turnbull offers the right diagnosis of populism, but has no treatment

Turnbull offers the right diagnosis of populism, but has no treatment

Bernard KeaneAug 19, 201618 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull is playing out the Julia Gillard years, but in the face of a surge of economic populism.

How intelligence agencies undermine our computer security

How intelligence agencies undermine our computer security

Bernard KeaneAug 19, 20165 Comments

Our intelligence agencies are supposed to keep us safe -- so why do they deliberately keep IT security flaws secret from users?

Weak wages and a dud BHP result spell more trouble for Morrison

Weak wages and a dud BHP result spell more trouble for Morrison

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerAug 17, 20165 Comments

Wages growth is so low it is underperforming budget forecasts, which is bad news for the budget -- and the BHP result will add to Treasurer Scott Morrison's woes, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Why do we let spooks dictate economic policy?

Why do we let spooks dictate economic policy?

Bernard KeaneAug 17, 20165 Comments

In allowing security agencies to dictate major economic decisions, we've handed yet more power to agencies that avoid scrutiny and attract deferential media coverage.

ASIC zeroes in on bidders to buy 'public' company database

Michael WestAug 17, 20163 Comments

The ASIC register should be free. The public owns this information and indeed, in funding ASIC, has already paid for it, writes business journalist Michael West.

Sod off, Western Australia: no more GST for you

Sod off, Western Australia: no more GST for you

Bernard KeaneAug 16, 201617 Comments

Western Australia's fiscal profligacy should not be rewarded with changes to the GST distribution model -- but Malcolm Turnbull is not in a strong position to resist his colleagues from Perth.

Neoliberalism now the straw man target of a raging left

Bernard KeaneAug 15, 201626 Comments

"Neoliberalism" has now morphed into a vague concept loaded with everything the left dislikes about market economics.

Mayne: full list of major Aussie foreign power privatisation deals revealed

Stephen MayneAug 15, 20164 Comments

There have been 17 different investments by Asian players over the past 17 years with the majority being controlled by private investors.

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