Economics

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Governments are addicted to tax revenue from harmful activities. It is stopping them from doing what is in society's best interests.

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Josh Frydenberg wants to leave mortgage broker commissions unchanged for three years. It's hard to see why.

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The treasurer says 2018 was a year of two halves, but there were signs of a downturn well before mid year.

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Back in 2008, Australia got lucky. We are unlikely to get lucky again when the seemingly unending economic growth finally ends.

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Dairy farmers' incomes are dependent on so much more than the retail price of fresh milk.

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The push against brokers in the wake of the banking and financial services royal commission might be right in theory, wrong in practice.

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There are things we can do, but the Economic Society's poll finds that not all of them are part of the traditional economists' toolkit.

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Research shows small financial incentives for doing maths homework can increase maths achievement. But this raises some tricky ethical questions.

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Rates might need to be cut urgently, and because things are good. RBA Governor Philip Lowe has signalled he won't wait.

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The so-called 'Australian model' of 'asset recycling' is no miracle cure for US infrastructure problems.

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