Topic archives: neoliberalism

The royal commission isn’t exposing flaws in the system — this IS the system

April 19, 2018 35

The revelations of the banking royal commission reflect deeper issues about policymaking in Australia than just the structure of the finance industry.

Universal basic income? More like universally bad idea.

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.

Company tax robbery is everything that is wrong with our governance

March 26, 2018 32

The development and possible passage of the company tax cut package reflects a policymaking process debauched by decades of neoliberalism.

Ken Henry is wrong. It’s not about corporations being nicer.

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.

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

February 22, 2018 39

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.