Former union official and Labor senator Doug Cameron once looked like a dinosaur. But the collapse of neoliberalism has shown him to be far more insightful than many of us gave him credit for.
Labor's proposal for a floor price for milk reflects an inability to see that agriculture is an industry like any other.
Australia's foolish protectionism, when accompanied by base political calculation, makes for a policy mess.
While Canberra obsessed over strawberries and bullies, the Reserve Bank was flagging its concerns about the economy. This year, the list of negatives has narrowed.
Labor is waving through legislation that goes against its own policy, and is simultaneously worried about rising trade barriers but also wants to raise our own. Go figure.
The Productivity Commission and its chairman Peter Harris have gone hunting for political sacred cows again, slamming protectionism, national security spending and handouts to business.
Get your spirit level and accelerometer, it's time to check how level the trade playing field is.
While the government gives itself a pat on the back for stopping Trump's tariffs hitting big Aussie companies, one small WA company has been overlooked, and is going to be smashed by US protectionism.