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Partially right: rejecting neoliberalism shouldn't mean giving up on social liberalism shutterstock. Richard Holden, UNSW and Rosalind Dixon, UNSW Richard Denniss’s Quarterly Essay, “Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next”, is a thought-provoking call to arms against an array...
A casual glance at the news in recent months may have left you thinking the average Australian earns almost $85,000 a year. If that sounded insanely high to you, then your instincts were bang on. An ordinary Australian earns way,...
Every dollar the Queensland government spends on handouts to coal companies is a dollar that can’t be spent on schools, teachers, hospitals or nurses. Sign the Open Letter here - http://bit.ly/back_qld Queensland has been amongst the lowest in state spending...
In this month’s Taxcast: We discuss why we can’t afford the rich and challenge ideas about wealth, entrepreneurialism and investment. Also: ten years ago the Tax Justice Network was told it’d never happen, but this month British Members of...
What happens to small towns whose water becomes big business for bottled brands? The more the market is willing to pay, the harder it is to regulate water use. Shutterstock.com Emma Kathryn White, University of Melbourne and Rebecca Louise Nelson, University of...
Despite the encouraging “maths” in this budget, the return to surplus has still yet to be delivered writes John Hewson. Budgets are about choices. With an unexpected surge in revenue, the government’s main options were to apply it to deficit...
Any meaningful shift in the finance sector’s corporate culture will have to come from within, writes David Kinley. Do banking and finance attract cheats or create them? This was the question a team of behavioural economists from Switzerland set out to...
Timing tricks help politicians avoid dealing with the substance of their policies. That isn’t going to change any time soon. Cindy Zhi, CC BY-ND Richard Holden, UNSW This year’s budget may not have had a whole lot of surprises, but it was...
Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The Turnbull government has produced a budget that it hopes it can sell as appealing for voters while appearing fiscally responsible. Its income tax cuts target lower and middle earners in the early stages, delivering a...
Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND Jenni Henderson, The Conversation and Wes Mountain, The Conversation Jenni Henderson, Section Editor: Business + Economy, The Conversation and Wes Mountain, Deputy Multimedia Editor, The Conversation This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original...