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

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

Bernard Keane October 23, 2012 3 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.

Testing the ‘bleeding obvious’ on prophecies of doom

Testing the ‘bleeding obvious’ on prophecies of doom

Bernard Keane September 27, 2012 9 Comments

How did dire predictions about government tax changes in 2008 pan out? We decided to check.

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

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

Bernard Keane September 26, 2012 20 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).