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Topic: wage stagnation
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What we can learn about the future of our economy by paying attention to the past

Implementation of a big business reform agenda after the crisis would lead to lower growth, more wage stagnation and more anger at business as it inflicts costs on the community.

Each quarter of low wages is a nail in the coffin of growth

With every quarter of wage stagnation, households are changing their behaviour to reflect the fact that incomes simply aren't growing any more.

RBA governor Philip Lowe (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

Wage growth is going from bad to worse

The Reserve Bank has again downgraded its wage growth forecasts. And that's before we find out if increasing compulsory super really does reduce wages growth.

How can you possibly think deregulation is a good idea right now?

Business continues to insist all would be well if they had less regulation to contend with — all while workers and consumers pay the price.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

The Coalition finally comes clean on stagnation

Crikey readers respond to the government finally facing the music on the reality of stagnating wages and a failing economy, while elsewhere readers react to Westpac's apology.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Frydenberg confirms a full decade of wage stagnation as he slashes surplus

The Morrison government has been forced to recognise the stagnation it is presiding over, slashing wage growth forecasts and revealing big cuts to its forecast budget surpluses.

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Retail recession leaves workers adrift on a sea of government indifference

Retail chain Harris Scarfe going into administration — the latest in a long list of shuttered retailers — illustrates the cost of the government's do-nothing economic policy.

What if wages growth never rises?

Evidence from the US and New Zealand is that even at very low levels of unemployment, wages will continue to stagnate.

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How bad is the economy? Let us count the ways.

A torrent of economic data emerged yesterday to suggest the stagnating economy is at risk of turning into something worse.

Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

Reserve Bank flags that government must address stagnation

The Reserve Bank has suggested monetary policy has done most of what it can for a stagnating economy — and that it's time for the government to step up.