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How bad is the economy? Let us count the ways.

How bad is the economy? Let us count the ways.

A torrent of economic data emerged yesterday to suggest the stagnating economy is at risk of turning into something worse.

Is it time to start ignoring Israel Folau?

Is it time to start ignoring Israel Folau?

Crikey readers discuss the latest Folau blowup and question whether the issue is worth giving oxygen to, while elsewhere readers dissect the challenges of Josh Frydenberg.

Are the all-important ‘three Ps’ still on track in an ageing Australia?

Are the all-important ‘three Ps’ still on track in an ageing Australia?

The mantra of successive Treasurers on our ageing workforce has been population, participation and productivity. But what if we were too successful in addressing them?

Our future is stagnation — and no one’s dealing with it

Our future is stagnation — and no one’s dealing with it

Australia's stagnation will continue unless governments take clear steps to address it. At the moment neither the government nor Labor are facing it.

You can’t just wish your way to a productivity boom

You can’t just wish your way to a productivity boom

Crikey readers on productivity growth, superannuation and Brexit.

The costs of Australia’s endless pursuit of growth

The costs of Australia’s endless pursuit of growth

Our pursuit of 'population, participation and productivity' has created a strong economy. But it doesn't necessarily create a strong society.

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.