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US to take on wage stagnation, while debate here goes in circles

US to take on wage stagnation, while debate here goes in circles

US economists and policymakers are sufficiently concerned about wage stagnation to investigate the impact of corporate power. Meantime, here it's a chorus of Pollyannas.

Five years of Liberal wage stagnation as pay undershoots again

Five years of Liberal wage stagnation as pay undershoots again

Wage stagnation for Australian workers continued in the June quarter, with private sector employees falling behind inflation. It's become a hallmark of this Coalition government.

Do company tax cuts cause falling wages?

Do company tax cuts cause falling wages?

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?

CEO pay surges while workers go backward

CEO pay surges while workers go backward

While Australia's private sector workers went backwards in 2016-17, CEOs enjoyed a 10%-plus pay rise, new data shows.

Reserve Bank slaps down monetary galahs

Reserve Bank slaps down monetary galahs

The Reserve Bank has made clear what it thinks of the campaign from neoliberals to push interest rates up out of a fetish for tighter monetary policy.

The Turnbull Syndrome: why we can’t trust our governments any more

The Turnbull Syndrome: why we can’t trust our governments any more

Australians don't trust Turnbull or his government because they keep stuffing up -- but their poor governance is as much to do with ideology and malice as much as incompetence.

Wages and investment fall after Trump tax cut

Wages and investment fall after Trump tax cut

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.

New study shows wages aren’t growing when market power does

New study shows wages aren’t growing when market power does

A new study from one of the key institutions of neoliberalism shows that as companies become more dominant, they invest less and pay lower wages.

OECD shows workplace deregulation doesn’t work

OECD shows workplace deregulation doesn’t work

A new OECD report suggests Workchoices-style industrial relations deregulation doesn't help wages growth or employment.

‘Shifting the dial’ in Australia means lifting wages, not more ‘reform’

‘Shifting the dial’ in Australia means lifting wages, not more ‘reform’

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.