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Real policies for the faux campaign

With the coming Federal Election campaign, perhaps we can reflect on a policy platform that would ...  
Remember when Australia had the world's best economy?

A decade ago, as the world battled the global financial crisis, Australia’s economy zoomed to ...  
What the 'Communist Manifesto' says about climate change

Dr Martin Hirst explores parallels between the writings of Marx and Engels with today's capitalist ...  
Top ten Budget deceptions, brought to you by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

With an election looming, truth is again under attack. Alan Austin fact-checks the Coalition’s ...  
Why raising Newstart is more important than you think

Factors such as wage stagnation and the automation of the manufacturing sector have given need for ...  
Budget 2019: Short term sugar hits without national long-term vision

The latest Budget reflects the short-term policies of the LNP Government, while long-term policies ...  
BUDGET 2019: Back in the black Budget just another cash splash

Frydenberg has boasted about returning the budget to surplus and paying down the debt but managing ...  
Modern monetary theory and the real game

Alan Austin explores the place of modern monetary theory in economic reporting today.  
Note to the Liberals: A budget surplus doesn't make sense

Dr Steven Hail writes that, contrary to conventional economic thinking, government surpluses don't ...  
The death of competition?

Are we approaching a new economic period where competition is but a distant memory, replaced by ...  
Wren's week: ScoMo's moronic logic, needless Nationals and climate change kids

In this week's column, John Wren takes a look at more Liberal blunders, the unraveling of the ...  
Is quantitative easing the key to economic growth?

A solution to national debt could be achieved through quanitative easing, a way for new money to ...  
Coalition doubles all debt since the 1850s and the craven media says nothing

The Coalition has doubled debt from all governments in Australian history. Alan Austin looks at ...  
After Fukushima: Nuclear power's deepening crisis

Eight years on from Fukushima, the lands are littered and the seas awash with radioactive waste ...  
Wren's week: Australia's recession, refugee baiting and Labour day

This week, John Wren analyses the Liberal's Party drift towards electoral defeat, Scott Morrison's ...  
Australia's economy hits an all-time low

Relative to the rest of the world, Australia’s economy now is worse than at any time in the ...  
Wren's week: Liberal use of taxpayers' funds and Pell's support group

In the lead-up to the election, John Wren takes a look at how the Liberals are using taxpayers' ...  
The Reserve Bank Governor is completely wrong about the budget and it matters

Australian monetary policy effectiveness is on the decline. Dr Steven Hail suggests policies that ...  
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