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Australian neoliberalism meets its conqueror: electricity

Bernard Keane October 16, 2017 28 Comments

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.

IMF confirms inequality harms growth. But would higher taxes fix it?

IMF confirms inequality harms growth. But would higher taxes fix it?

Bernard Keane September 26, 2017 7 Comments

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.

Two years on, Turnbull’s way is a confused one

Bernard Keane September 15, 2017 23 Comments

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.

What is killing neoliberalism?

Bernard Keane September 14, 2017 13 Comments

The US, the UK, France, Canada, New Zealand, even Japan -- wherever you look, wages are stagnant. And that's terrible news for neoliberalism.

Developing countries punch back at mining giants

Bernard Keane September 13, 2017 3 Comments

Once feared by governments, mining multinationals are now discovering that the growing hostility to neoliberalism has left them exposed.

The day the right didn’t like market forces, when coal-fired power was on the line

Bernard Keane September 7, 2017 16 Comments

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.

Parasitic mining industry won’t stop bleeding Australia dry

Bernard Keane August 8, 2017 16 Comments

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.

That whining sound is a business sector in crisis

Bernard Keane July 27, 2017 15 Comments

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.

Razer: inequality IS the point

Helen Razer July 25, 2017 11 Comments

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.

Keane: we’re missing the point on inequality

Bernard Keane July 25, 2017 10 Comments

Arcane debates about measures of inequality don't deal with the day to day perceptions of voters of an economic system that has stopped delivering for them.