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Topic: neoliberalism
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Neoliberals urge policymakers to take the road to Beijing — putting profits first and national security aside

For neoliberals and big business, sovereignty should be a distant second to maximising economic growth. That's why they're backing China rather than Australia.

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What we can learn about the future of our economy by paying attention to the past

Implementation of a big business reform agenda after the crisis would lead to lower growth, more wage stagnation and more anger at business as it inflicts costs on the community.

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Socialism? You’re kidding. The PM is using the state to save capitalism

The notion that the government's wage subsidy represents any kind of radical philosophical shift needs to be knocked on the head, writes Guy Rundle.

The thoughts of Chairman Pete

Peter Costello blames central banks for creating populism. Alas, the blame lies a little closer to home.

Shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Can a push to the centre stop Labor’s light on the hill from going out?

Ambitious shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers gave a speech that The Australian described as a call to 'seize the sensible centre'. But is that characterisation accurate, and is it really what Labor needs right now?

Don’t expect climate action under this government

Crikey readers discuss the need for climate action and the damaging effects of neoliberalism.

Australia is caught in the blast zone of rampant nationalism

Within days, three global events have forced Australia to wake up to the reality of toxic nationalism.

Israel Folau leaves a conciliation hearing at the Fair Work Commission in Sydney. (Image: AAP/Peter Rae)

Religious freedom divides conservatives along a neoliberal line

The split within conservative ranks over religious freedom reflects how neoliberalism has driven the re-assertion of traditional forms of identity — and why neoliberals would prefer a minimalist version of religious freedom.

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Morrison rummages for leadership in the garbage bin of neoliberalism

Scott Morrison's reform agenda is a reheat of neoliberal cliches that he doesn't even have the courage to push for himself.

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Cracks in building regulation could bring the building industry down

What happens when people realise they can't trust new apartment construction? An industry already in trouble could hit the wall, and pull the economy down with it.