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Finding peace in the decaying remains of America’s malls

Finding peace in the decaying remains of America’s malls

Standing in the hollowed-out carcass of a dying mall, Crikey's writer-at-large catches a glimpse of the transience of modern life.

How shopping centres came to reflect the generation gap

How shopping centres came to reflect the generation gap

Hordes of young people, often overseas visitors, walk around Chadstone as though it’s the Viennese memory that father of the shopping mall Victor Gruen intended.

Trouble in strawberry fields: needles cause further pain for struggling farmers

Trouble in strawberry fields: needles cause further pain for struggling farmers

Some farmers may fear the needle attack could stop consumers buying strawberries, but the contamination crisis is unlikely to make a major on impact growers’ woes.

Why are Aussie retailers missing out on the global boom?

Why are Aussie retailers missing out on the global boom?

It's not looking good for the Australian retail sector as numbers slip back towards GFC levels of growth.

Amazon block is an act of contempt by corporate elites and their political lackeys

Amazon block is an act of contempt by corporate elites and their political lackeys

Consumers are the losers when powerful interests convince governments to protect them from competition. Look no further than Amazon's geoblocking of Australia.

Scenes from a wage case

Scenes from a wage case

Retailers, apparently oblivious to irony or self-preservation, want wages cut because people aren't spending much in shops.

Why does the Australian media love Amazon?

Why does the Australian media love Amazon?

The Australian media has been buying into the Amazon love-in as it prepares to launch here, and it's not just the usual suspects.

Cash-strapped Aussies buying less as wages, retailers languish

Cash-strapped Aussies buying less as wages, retailers languish

The Australian Retailers Association responded with undisguised alarm to the latest figures.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Penalty-rate cuts come back to bite ... pork-barreling less hilarious than it sounds ... Oh, the F-35 seems to have problems ...

Employers demand wage cuts despite Reserve Bank fretting about growth

Employers demand wage cuts despite Reserve Bank fretting about growth

Employers remain convinced the biggest problem in Australia is not being able to slash workers' wages, despite real wages falls.