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Good causes have a tougher time convincing policymakers of the merits of addressing social issues. So they rely on "social cost" to get into the policy space.

When ‘social cost’ gets slippery: how lobby groups spin their case

Good causes have a tougher time convincing policymakers of the merits of addressing social issues. So they rely on "social cost" to get into the policy space.

Access Economics benefits from free publicity from the biggest media outlets in the country. And what does it do with it?

Accessing free publicity from an uncritical media

Access Economics benefits from free publicity from the biggest media outlets in the country. And what does it do with it?

In its latest Budget Monitor, Access says that while commodity revenues will benefit the bottom line in the short term by a total of $6 billion, outstripping Treasury's predictions, things could turn sour as prices inevitably tail off towards the middle of the decade. <em>Crikey</em> asked for a consensus.

Ask the economists: a brief boom, and then what?

In its latest Budget Monitor, Access says that while commodity revenues will benefit the bottom line in the short term by a total of $6 billion, outstripping Treasury's predictions, things could turn sour as prices inevitably tail off towards the middle of the decade. Crikey asked for a consensus.

Access Economics was up to its old tricks overnight, forecasting doom and gloom for the federal budget and in the process scoring easy publicity.

Access’ prophet and loss record belongs in the budget bin

Access Economics was up to its old tricks overnight, forecasting doom and gloom for the federal budget and in the process scoring easy publicity.

Take caution of any pollie brandishing 'economic modelling' in this election year, warns <b>Jessica Irvine</b>, because although they cling to the numbers dearly, it's all just guesswork with pie in the sky figures.

Economic modelling: more astrology than science

Take caution of any pollie brandishing 'economic modelling' in this election year, warns Jessica Irvine, because although they cling to the numbers dearly, it's all just guesswork with pie in the sky figures.

Access Economics thinks we have dodged the recession bullet, but a recovery based on growing business and consumer confidence might well be built on mass delusion, says <em>En Passant</em>.

Australia’s W-shaped recession

Access Economics thinks we have dodged the recession bullet, but a recovery based on growing business and consumer confidence might well be built on mass delusion, says En Passant.

Til now, the Reserve Bank had been sitting and watching the stimulus and rate cuts work their way through the economy. But the central bank has just announced itself pretty happy at how it's all going.

RBA sees blue skies ahead

Til now, the Reserve Bank had been sitting and watching the stimulus and rate cuts work their way through the economy. But the central bank has just announced itself pretty happy at how it's all going.

Economic commentary in Australia is based on numbers of momentary significance, numbers which are loaded with meaning in the few minutes after their release and then promptly forgotten.

How media’s myopia hurts economic analysis

Economic commentary in Australia is based on numbers of momentary significance, numbers which are loaded with meaning in the few minutes after their release and then promptly forgotten.

Anthony Albanese’s diligence in getting Access Economics to put Sydney Airport’s 20 year master plan under the microscope points to a policy break point, says <strong>Ben Sandilands</strong>.

The Sydney airport capacity kerfuffle

Anthony Albanese’s diligence in getting Access Economics to put Sydney Airport’s 20 year master plan under the microscope points to a policy break point, says Ben Sandilands.

There is another way, though, to increase the capacity of superannuation to provide for a retirement that is not dependent on the aged pension.

Financial Planning Week superannuation special

There is another way, though, to increase the capacity of superannuation to provide for a retirement that is not dependent on the aged pension.

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