The government can shout about strong jobs growth, but it completely ignores that underemployment among women has remained high for decades.
Super Saturday may have told us everything or nothing about the state of the Libs and their popularity.
As part-time work skyrockets, so too does underemployment. But what can we do about this, and what effect is it having on our mental health?
The real challenge of economic reform revolves around the relative power of corporations and citizens, not the traditional reform narrative of recent decades that has left people disenchanted.
Much of the increased income and wealth accruing to rich corporations and individuals is taken from poor and middle-class Australians.
The news of rising job ads is a welcome respite from the general gloom in the recent set of economic news. But it's a small piece in a much larger puzzle.
The unemployment rate is slightly up, and that puts doubt on predictions of a rate cut.
Contrary to the Abbott government's claims, flagged changes to the foreign worker 457 visa program won't be good for the Australian economy.
For all the talk of a recovery in the US economy, a grim reality has been outlined in Washington for all the world to see: America can't feed all its 303 million people, with one in seven going short at some stage in a week.