Economics

building construction

Record low interest rates will almost certainly drive up property prices. But they will also drive down unemployment and boost investment generally.

USA China relations

It will take skilled diplomacy for Australia to keep both China and the US happy, but it is important to do so.

internet speed test

The mess made of National Broadband Network was entirely predictable. Politicians forgot three basic lessons from economics.

Big Short

Michael Burry was right about the bubble that caused the Global Financial Crisis. He's wrong about the next bubble being passive investment.

Germany sad

With a relatively low debt to GDP ratio, Australia was never at risk of becoming Greece. But Germany, with negative interest rates and scant prospects for economic growth, is an open question.

elderly man filling form

Help with reading and writing increases the probability of receiving the Disability Support Pension by about 20%.

money windfall

A bold government would have delivered stages one, two and three of the tax cuts at once. Boldness is what we need.

US Federal Reserve

Donald Trump has had four of his nominations for the US Federal Reserve rejected. Now he has another two.

Philip Lowe

By himself, Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe may not be able to keep Australia out of recession.

Jacinda Ardern

Australia's treasury adopted a well-being framework well before New Zealand's much celebrated "well-being budget". Here's what happened to it.

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