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Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Where is the economy going? Destination known but we’re driving in fog to get there

Where we need the economy to get to is clear. How we get it there is another matter entirely.

When will wages start growing again, if ever?

Are workers going to start seeing decent wage rises any time soon? We asked some economists and sector representatives -- and their views are very mixed.

Why is wages growth so low? Experts can’t seem to agree.

Why have Western economies struggled with low wages growth in recent years? We asked economists and sector representatives for their perspective, and their answers varied widely.

Renowned doomsdayer Paul Ehrlich is in Australia -- and the response of some scientists to his speech indicates they're taking the wrong tack in the global warming debate, argues <b>Stephen Bartos</b>.

Scientists should hold the insults in climate debate

Renowned doomsdayer Paul Ehrlich is in Australia -- and the response of some scientists to his speech indicates they're taking the wrong tack in the global warming debate, argues Stephen Bartos.

Three senior bureaucrats have taken the country on a bold economic experiment to address climate change. Martin Parkinson, Blair Comley and Ross Garnaut have fingerprints all over the carbon price -- but is that such a good thing?

The Power Index: carbon cutters, bureaucratic troika at #1

Three senior bureaucrats have taken the country on a bold economic experiment to address climate change. Martin Parkinson, Blair Comley and Ross Garnaut have fingerprints all over the carbon price -- but is that such a good thing?

Crikey intern <b>Frances Mao</b> asks the experts whether the GST should be increased (or broadened) to bail out cash-strapped state governments.

Ask the economists: should the GST remain a sacred cow?

Crikey intern Frances Mao asks the experts whether the GST should be increased (or broadened) to bail out cash-strapped state governments.

There's plenty of blame to go around for the death of the economic reform project. But was popular resentment of its impacts the ultimate killer?

Who killed economic reform? Maybe we all did

There's plenty of blame to go around for the death of the economic reform project. But was popular resentment of its impacts the ultimate killer?

By now, the failure of the global economic recovery following the 2008 crash has become so obvious that even economists have started to notice it.

Rundle: capitalism … finally the pundits are taking notice

By now, the failure of the global economic recovery following the 2008 crash has become so obvious that even economists have started to notice it.

Looking back post-GFC and the global recession, the study of economics has changed forever. Or has it? A group of experts debate the topic at the <em>Economist</em>.

How did the GFC change economics?

Looking back post-GFC and the global recession, the study of economics has changed forever. Or has it? A group of experts debate the topic at the Economist.

We asked six of our leading numbers wonks for their considered take on this year’s dour piece of electioneering, also known as Wayne Swan's latest Federal Budget.

Ask the Economists: the sensible Budget

We asked six of our leading numbers wonks for their considered take on this year’s dour piece of electioneering, also known as Wayne Swan's latest Federal Budget.

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