Topic archives: neoliberalism

Razer: the confused person’s guide to who is and isn’t ‘left-wing’

February 22, 2018 13

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.

Crisis in trust a product of governments too busy helping companies to help us

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.

Attacks on South Sudanese cover for the Libs’ nationalist crisis

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.

Australian neoliberalism meets its conqueror: electricity

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

What is killing neoliberalism?

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.

Developing countries punch back at mining giants

September 13, 2017 3

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

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.

Parasitic mining industry won’t stop bleeding Australia dry

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.