Australian manufacturing isn't as dead as some make out. And so what if it is?
Ignore the employment doomsayers -- chances are we're going to run out of workers before automation causes mass unemployment.
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.
Despite the nostalgic longings of protectionists, closing off the Australian economy just meant everything was more expensive without any benefit for employment.
Australia -- and the world -- is sliding back into protectionism, and it will impoverish us all.
The kind of protectionism that Australia left behind in the 1990s is becoming acceptable again under new guises.
The Productivity Commission has again attacked creeping protectionism within government, this time focusing on the decision to locally build the next generation of naval submarines.