From Theranos to Snapchat, 2018 was a stand-out year for bad business, but there were some winners.
In a year in which the political class has failed to address the disaffection and contempt so many voters have for our political system, Bill Shorten has been far and away the most effective politician.
It was a crowded field, but the year's biggest arsehat stood arse and shoulders above the competition.
It's the most anticipated awards of the year -- who will be Crikey's annointed ones?
Who should Crikey crown Australia's Arsehat extraordinaire? Who is worth setting aside our cynicism to hold up as a beacon of betterment for Australia in 2017? Cast your votes in our best and worst of 2017!