In 2017 18.8 million people were displaced by natural disasters, with floods accounting for 8.6 million. Climate change is poised to drive those numbers higher still.
The vast majority of managers said they wanted "the best person for the job". They had less idea of just who that might be, or how to ensure appointments on merit and equity targets co-exist.
Instead of matching long-term pension liabilities to long-term investments, investment markets fixate on short-term liquidity. Is a new approach now needed?
Contagious populist ideology more than financial contagion should possibly scare us right now.
Sentiment can skew logic when it comes to using our natural resources, writes Raja Junankar.
The succession of data access legislation in the Australian parliament is fast becoming a Mad Hatter's tea party. We need better oversight, and fast, writes Greg Austin.
Bryan Caplan’s new book The Case Against Education argues we should invest less in education, writes Merlin Crossley.
Analysis suggests import restrictions on bananas in Australia are a classic rent‐seeking policy, leaving Australians to subsidise each grower by more than $250,000 a year.
The new RBA monetary statement is just like the old one — but there are some things that are changing significantly, writes Richard Holden.
The National Energy Guarantee could be improved with more ambitious emission goals, but it offers the nation's energy ministers the chance to put some reliability in the system.