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Can we really raise GST but improve the lot of the poor?

Can we really raise GST but improve the lot of the poor?

Richard Denniss and Cameron AmosJul 21, 20159 Comments

Beware the assumptions underpinning politicised economic modelling, write Richard Denniss and Cameron Amos from The Australia Institute.

The shock cost to our kids of a return to WorkChoices!

The shock cost to our kids of a return to WorkChoices!

Bernard KeaneOct 23, 20123 Comments

What happens if you apply standard economic consultancy "modelling" techniques to the other side of the productivity debate? This document -- which fell off the back of a truck -- helps explain.

Report Whacking: your how-to guide on demolishing rubbish reports

Report Whacking: your how-to guide on demolishing rubbish reports

Bernard KeaneSep 26, 201220 Comments

You too can demolish "independent reports" with this handy guide to the scams used by the consultants and PR agencies who write them (the media isn't very good at it).

Minerals Council surveys its handiwork, declares it 'volatile'

Bernard KeaneJun 25, 201211 Comments

A new report from the mining industry claims the mining tax will be volatile. That's exactly how the industry wanted it.

Mitch's new public policy paradigm is just the old one continued

Bernard KeaneAug 16, 201112 Comments

The public policy process has changed significantly in recent years, but not in the way our most prominent rentseeker claims.

Economic modelling: more astrology than science

Economic modelling: more astrology than science

CrikeyJan 6, 2010

Take caution of any pollie brandishing 'economic modelling' in this election year, warns Jessica Irvine, because although they cling to the numbers dearly, it's all just guesswork with pie in the sky figures.