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Josh among the business barbarians

Josh among the business barbarians

When Frydenberg forced the question of why businesses aren't investing in Australia, a convenient amnesia seemed to take over.

Barnaby Joyce and the crossbench question

Barnaby Joyce and the crossbench question

Crikey readers discuss Barnaby Joyce's threats to desert the Coalition, and Josh Frydenberg's big economic problem.

Frydenberg sees the light on tax, but provides little leadership

Frydenberg sees the light on tax, but provides little leadership

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has acknowledge that Australian business would simply waste tax cuts on share buybacks and increased dividends. But he's otherwise not sure how to raise our flagging productivity.

Are lazy workers to blame for their stagnant wages?

Are lazy workers to blame for their stagnant wages?

According to Treasury, wage stagnation has nothing to do with the government — workers just need to go and find businesses that pay higher wages.

What does the economic slowdown say about the RBA?

What does the economic slowdown say about the RBA?

Crikey readers discuss the Reserve Bank's interest rate cuts and Australia's productivity stagnation.

Australia’s lost decade beckons as productivity, investment and wages slump

Australia’s lost decade beckons as productivity, investment and wages slump

Australia now has a real productivity crisis. So where's the wailing and gnashing of teeth that accompanied the fake crisis claimed to have happened under Labor?

Delusions run deeper and deeper for Australian business

Delusions run deeper and deeper for Australian business

The new line from the business lobby is that our economic growth is "just luck". In fact the refusal of politicians to obey their demands has been crucial to that "luck".

OECD shows workplace deregulation doesn’t work

OECD shows workplace deregulation doesn’t work

A new OECD report suggests Workchoices-style industrial relations deregulation doesn't help wages growth or employment.

Hard times in the bush and soft wages make for a tepid economy

Hard times in the bush and soft wages make for a tepid economy

While the economy continues to rack up moderate growth, there are some weak points.

The overlooked area of our economy that could hold the key to productivity

The overlooked area of our economy that could hold the key to productivity

We talk a lot about productivity but rarely with any seriousness. And we might not even be looking in the right place for growth.