When Frydenberg forced the question of why businesses aren't investing in Australia, a convenient amnesia seemed to take over.
Crikey readers discuss Barnaby Joyce's threats to desert the Coalition, and Josh Frydenberg's big economic problem.
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.
According to Treasury, wage stagnation has nothing to do with the government — workers just need to go and find businesses that pay higher wages.
Crikey readers discuss the Reserve Bank's interest rate cuts and Australia's productivity stagnation.
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?
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".
A new OECD report suggests Workchoices-style industrial relations deregulation doesn't help wages growth or employment.
While the economy continues to rack up moderate growth, there are some weak points.
We talk a lot about productivity but rarely with any seriousness. And we might not even be looking in the right place for growth.