Crikey January 16, 2017 6 Comments
Globalisation has been only one of the developments that has led to widening inequality and social exclusion, writes adjunct lecturer in public finance at the University of Canberra Ian McAuley.
Bernard Keane November 17, 2014 17 Comments
Opinion on whether climate change is a major economic issue is divided. Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey say it isn't ... everyone else says it is.
Glenn Dyer October 14, 2014 4 Comments
China's push for a new, World Bank-style global institution, along with its decision to reintroduce tariffs on coal imports, has wedged Australia into a precarious position.
Guy Rundle June 17, 2013 14 Comments
Helen Hughes was an economist for the World Bank and a proponent of imposing home ownership on Aboriginal Australians -- a ludicrous notion. But Hughes worked hard, even if she got most things wrong.
Richard Farmer June 5, 2013 1 Comment
Just as a Liberal-National coalition government prepares to scrap carbon pricing in Australia, the World Bank comes out with a comprehensive report on the world popularity of carbon pricing schemes.
Tristan Edis November 20, 2012 35 Comments
The World Bank has produced an alarming report that puts in context the risks of inaction on emissions reduction and climate change. It doesn't make for pleasant reading.
Crikey May 24, 2012 1 Comment
"Productivity" is starting to sound a little "gourmet" -- a word that means very different things to different people, writes Jo-anne Schofield, executive director of policy network Catalyst Australia.
Bernard Keane January 31, 2012 2 Comments
A report suggests the World Bank is getting it wrong on the role of girls and kids with disabilities in its development programs -- but AusAID comes out OK.
Glenn Dyer January 27, 2012 5 Comments
The tensions continue to go out of the tight conditions in global banking, especially in the eurozone.