October 2, 2015 5
The causes of Australia's economic woes are almost entirely local, writes freelance journalist Alan Austin.
January 6, 2015 9
Almost none of Australia's business journalists sounded notes of caution in early 2007. How did they get it so spectacularly wrong?
January 5, 2015 6
Now that the dust has settled on the global financial crisis, we have to ask ourselves: is our business press holding the powerful to account? Is it more watchdog or lapdog? And what is the point of business journalism, anyway?
December 11, 2014
Sydney-based utilities company DUET Group have consistently shafted retail investors while raising millions in capital after the GFC.
August 1, 2014 9
We're not as immune from the mortgage lending laws that triggered the Global Financial Crisis as we might think.
July 25, 2014
The GFC hit Spain hard, and the recovery from it has spurred a resurgence of the Left, says Spanish activist Pablo Gallego Garcia.
June 30, 2014
John Laker leaves APRA -- and his long reign is heralded by some as a success. But don't forget the role of APRA in allowing a problematic foreign-borrowing before the GFC ...
June 5, 2014 2
The ABS's revisions to previous GDP numbers show how dramatic the impact of the financial crisis was on the Australian economy, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
April 15, 2014 5
Two new trade deals threaten financial protections for consumers, writes ANU College of Law associate professor Dr Matthew Rimmer. The wolves are still at the door of Wall Street.
January 16, 2014 30
When did we decide that economics and a real class struggle were too hard and we could just get by with our feely feely feelings?
December 16, 2013
The British Library is releasing more than a million images from its works -- and anyone can use or repurpose them. But how do you know what the images show? That's the next step ...
November 14, 2013 6
He was prime minister twice, and rarely off the front pages since 2007. Crikey runs through Kevin Rudd's successes and failures. You be the judge of his performance ...
November 4, 2013 2
Stock markets might be booming in the USA but the great recession lingers on when measured by unemployment.
September 24, 2013
If recent momentum in business confidence is sustained -- and it might be -- global GDP growth in 2014 could reach a pace not seen since before the global financial meltdown.
September 20, 2013
Germans are heading to the polls this weekend in what could be a very close contest. It's about Merkel, austerity, and Europe.
August 5, 2013 9
The Labor government handled the economy with aplomb, avoiding the trap of the GFC. But economist and University of Queensland academic John Quiggin says the party did a good job of hiding it.
July 31, 2013 8
The evidence that we wasted the mining boom is actually unclear: we just don't notice how we used the vast flow of revenue. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane examine the claims.
July 2, 2013 18
Wayne Swan is donning his hoodie and heading for the exit. So how did he rate as treasurer? Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer argue, despite his inability to communicate, he was a success.
April 4, 2013
Andrew Robb seems to forget about the GFC, misunderstands government debt and has a grasp of economics akin to that of The Tele. So why is he a Coalition frontbencher?
April 4, 2013 3
After 22 years without a recession, Glenn Stevens deserves his new three-year RBA term. It's been a good run, says MacroBusiness' David Llewellyn-Smith, but his greatest test might be to come.