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Election battle will unfold amid smoking ruins of neoliberalism

Election battle will unfold amid smoking ruins of neoliberalism

The crisis in neoliberalism that marked the last three years has shaped the electoral contest that will unfold over the next five weeks.

What is Paul Keating’s true legacy?

What is Paul Keating’s true legacy?

Crikey readers discuss the legacy of Paul Keating, and new political advertising laws.

Liberal governments fail to live up to anti-welfare reputation

Liberal governments fail to live up to anti-welfare reputation

The left maintains that neoliberalism, and the Liberal Party, are hostile to welfare spending. The record shows otherwise.

It’s time for progressives to move on from Paul Keating

It’s time for progressives to move on from Paul Keating

The nostalgia makes sense; we're looking to escape our wretched political moment. But nostalgia seriously distorts our perception of history.

Are you seeing a pattern here? It’s not individual industries, it’s our system.

Are you seeing a pattern here? It’s not individual industries, it’s our system.

In industry after industry in Australia, the same problems keep recurring. Our way of making policy is broken. Without addressing that, responses like the banking royal commission just treat the symptoms.

Tone-deaf Frydenberg fights the last war

Tone-deaf Frydenberg fights the last war

Josh Frydenberg thinks lauding the cause of neoliberalism will resonate with voters — despite his own government turning its back on free markets.

All aboard for the great Davos rort, taxpayers

All aboard for the great Davos rort, taxpayers

Once again the great and the good have gathered in Switzerland for the neoliberal frolic of Davos. But the real message of the World Economic Forum is that we have to accept the dominance of multinational corporations.

The AFR’s neoliberal remake of The Usual Suspects

The AFR’s neoliberal remake of The Usual Suspects

Once again, a tiny pack of interest-rate hawks at the Australian Financial Review are demanding the economy be crunched in the name of neoliberal orthodoxy.

Avoiding America’s fate requires our politicians and media to lift their game

Avoiding America’s fate requires our politicians and media to lift their game

Australia has so far avoided the fate of the US, where economic and political conditions have enabled a slide into fascism, but we still have the potential to follow America if our political class doesn't lift its game.

Real power isn’t about powerful individuals

Real power isn’t about powerful individuals

If there's anything we should take from the banking royal commission, it's that lists of the powerful shed little light on how power is really wielded, and even distract from focusing on the systems that channel corporate power.