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Senate Consumer Protection Inquiry: More of the same (Part 1)

The consumer protection inquiry began without fanfare and little MSM interest but bank victims' ...  
Financial Review Rich List 2017 and Twiggy Forrest's 'philanthropy'

The 2017 Rich List is out and no amount of "philanthropy" can disguise Australia's disproportio ...  
'Downward envy': A job guarantee versus universal basic income

The social foundation for MMT, a job guarantee, is divisive and elitist when compared to universal ...  
The Big Bank cartel racket: 'Game of Mates' busts the bank competition myth

Ignore the big banks bluster about a bank levy — they are an uncompetitive rent-seeking cartel ...  
Morrison’s debt hypocrisy deepens as ominous milestones loom

The Government is now spinning its debt as 'good' after years of depicting Labor’s debt as ...  
Queensland Farm Debt Mediation Bill still leaves farmers at mercy of bad banks

Queensland's Farm Debt Mediation Bill will go some way towards addressing bank ruthlessness ...  
The Buffett Rule: Class envy or simple justice?

At last, novel solutions are entering politics! Mike Dowson considers the "Buffet Rule", for ...  
Scott Morrison tries to deceive the bankers, the voters and himself

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison is distorting the record to make an appalling set of outcomes ...  
SPONSORED ARTICLE: Banning mortgage exit fees — the facts

It’s been six years since the Federal Government outlawed banks and lenders charging exit fees ...  
SPONSORED ARTICLE: Open letter to NAB and others

An open letter to the Chairman, Board and staff of the National Australia Bank, the Turnbull ...  
Government mismanagement and Australia’s ticking time bomb of debt

If the government keeps discussing non-existent "black holes" instead of addressing fiscal policy ...  
ScoMo tells the truth: Lower taxes push up property prices

Against the Coalition's article of faith, Treasurer Scott Morrison let slip the truth about ...  
Private super: Paul Keating’s innocent fraud

The problem with providing for an ageing population is not the money, it is the real goods and ...  
Penalty rate cuts: Because lowest paid workers aren't exploited enough

John Passant discusses the double-edged sword of penalty rate cuts for the lowest paid alongside ...  
Coalition swiftly doubles Labor’s debt — with no excuse

Despite not having to deal with a GFC, the Coalition have still managed to double the debt.  
Running out of money, budget emergencies and other neoliberal myths

We are constrained by technology and natural resources, but a limited supply of dollars is a ...  
Is it time for the ACT to 'do a Colorado' and introduce marijuana taxes?

John Passant explores the idea of legalising marijuana for personal and medicinal use to raise ...  
GFC and spiralling debt: Isn't it time economists learnt from their mistakes?

Despite the GFC and ongoing ominous signs of financial doom, economists are eager to return to ...  

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