June 13, 2018 10
For neoliberals, every problem can be fixed by cutting wages and conditions and reducing the size of government. Even low wages growth.
May 15, 2018 22
For too many, the 1968 Paris protests are an apolitical memory. For others, they paved the way for neoliberalism's global domination.
May 11, 2018 26
The key difference between the major parties now is that one is only treating the symptoms of the collapse of neoliberalism, while the other -- tentatively -- is looking at the condition itself.
May 4, 2018 26
Two major industries have demonstrated how our neoliberal policymaking process ends up producing a backlash that can damage the entire economy.
April 19, 2018 39
The revelations of the banking royal commission reflect deeper issues about policymaking in Australia than just the structure of the finance industry.
April 10, 2018 32
The fact that those spruiking universal basic income are also those crushing workers' rights should signal the true designs of this so-called "leftist" policy.
March 26, 2018 32
The development and possible passage of the company tax cut package reflects a policymaking process debauched by decades of neoliberalism.
March 5, 2018 15
Relying on business to be nice to the community won't solve the problems of neoliberalism: the power imbalance that has favoured business over consumers and workers needs to be fixed.
February 22, 2018 42
As voters continue to move further to the left or right of the spectrum -- just as they always have -- trolls and pundits will continue to use the wrong language to classify them.
January 31, 2018 7
With global trust levels stagnating, and still declining in Australia, it's time we understood why people in democracies don't like their governments.
January 15, 2018 19
The government's attacks on the South Sudanese refugee community cover the fact that the Liberal party remains committed to the drivers of resurgent nationalism: open borders and neoliberalism.
October 16, 2017 28
The problems of our failed electricity market are the same problems that crop up time and again when market economics is applied to crucial services.
September 26, 2017 7
A new International Monetary Fund paper expands the view of what used to be the temple of international neoliberalism that inequality is growing, and dangerous.
September 15, 2017 23
After two years in power, it's not clear what Malcolm Turnbull stands for. And that's not entirely his fault -- the world has dramatically changed since September 2015.
September 14, 2017 13
The US, the UK, France, Canada, New Zealand, even Japan -- wherever you look, wages are stagnant. And that's terrible news for neoliberalism.
September 13, 2017 3
Once feared by governments, mining multinationals are now discovering that the growing hostility to neoliberalism has left them exposed.
September 7, 2017 16
Let free markets and private capital operate unencumbered by regulation, the right demands. Until, um, free markets produce results they have an ideological problem with.
August 8, 2017 16
The mining lobby wants a new round of punitive industrial relations reforms, at a time when real wages are falling in the sector and productivity booming. But that's the way neoliberalism operates.
July 27, 2017 15
The complete refusal of business to accept that its neoliberal agenda is dead is increasing the risk that progressive reform is replaced with something far more dangerous.
July 25, 2017 11
Inequality has reached a crisis point in Australia, no matter your definition. The poor can't afford homes or electricity, and something has to be done.