Crikey readers discuss Bill Shorten, the ABC and the continued threat of wage stagnation.
A credit squeeze following the royal commission and wage stagnation are two big risks to the economy. Both ultimately derive from the same source.
This year's budget update sees extra revenue taking us back to surplus quicker, but workers are still stuck with wages that won't budge.
Politicians and the media are both focused on ephemeral issues at the expense of what voters are really concerned about — an economy that is no longer delivering for them.
Lack of wages growth is weighing on the economy, which is performing worse than expected, so much so an interest rate cut may be coming.
Australian manufacturing isn't as dead as some make out. And so what if it is?
While Canberra obsessed over strawberries and bullies, the Reserve Bank was flagging its concerns about the economy. This year, the list of negatives has narrowed.
Australians are digging deeper and deeper into their savings to fund a modest rate of economic growth. This is no "boom".
In his first speech, the new Treasury Secretary has completely ignored the biggest policy and political challenge the government faces: wage stagnation.
If Scott Morrison is to compete effectively against Labor, he must tackle six priority areas that his predecessor failed to deal with effectively.