The government is relying on middle- and high-income earners and business to spend up big for the economy
The pandemic has inspired an unprecedented attack on personal debt in all its forms.
If restructuring small business debt is enough to keep businesses afloat and people employed, then that is the sort of hit the banks should be taking. But will they?
The debt collection industry is netting millions of dollars' worth of government contracts — yet, there appears to be little accountability for their behaviour in chasing robo-debts.
News Corp is shelling out hundreds of millions of dollars in loan repayments for Foxtel. If the banks don't start helping out, News Corp shareholders will keep footing the bill.
Careful observers may have noticed a pattern in how the government has handled the endless controversies of its broken robo-debt recovery scheme.
Despite all the trumpeting to the contrary, the US economy slid last year into rockier territory than anyone expected, and it's not clear when — or if — it will reverse.
The ABC continues to provide a platform for people with poor prediction records to warn of imminent economic doom.
The US debt has shot up almost $65 billion in two weeks. These, and other numbers, are raising eyebrows among observers.