Jul 21, 20159 Comments
Beware the assumptions underpinning politicised economic modelling, write Richard Denniss and Cameron Amos from The Australia Institute.
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.
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).
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.
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.