We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Claims that minimum wage increases hurt employment have now been completely discredited. Time for advocates of wage stagnation to find another argument.
Evidence emerging in the US suggests real wages have actually gone backwards since the Trump company tax cuts. Maybe company tax cuts actually lead to lower wages?
New evidence is emerging that the Trump company tax cuts have produce none of the benefits claimed by advocates, with wages growth in the US falling and investment and shares underperforming.
Rather than a Trump Bump, sharemarkets are undergoing an extended slump in response to the chaos of the Trump administration as he pours deficit stimulus into an already strong economy.
Despite all the trumpeting to the contrary, the US economy slid last year into rockier territory than anyone expected, and it's not clear when — or if — it will reverse.
As the evidence mounts that company tax cuts will flow almost exclusively to investors, some media outlets want to shoot the messenger.
Trump's usual enthusiastic bellowing about economic progress under his administration belies the real danger of ignoring America's failure to keep step with the rest of the world.
The US debt has shot up almost $65 billion in two weeks. These, and other numbers, are raising eyebrows among observers.
Trump's economic shortbus trundles along, but just barely.