Governments are addicted to tax revenue from harmful activities. It is stopping them from doing what is in society's best interests.
Josh Frydenberg wants to leave mortgage broker commissions unchanged for three years. It's hard to see why.
The treasurer says 2018 was a year of two halves, but there were signs of a downturn well before mid year.
Back in 2008, Australia got lucky. We are unlikely to get lucky again when the seemingly unending economic growth finally ends.
Dairy farmers' incomes are dependent on so much more than the retail price of fresh milk.
The push against brokers in the wake of the banking and financial services royal commission might be right in theory, wrong in practice.
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.
Research shows small financial incentives for doing maths homework can increase maths achievement. But this raises some tricky ethical questions.
Rates might need to be cut urgently, and because things are good. RBA Governor Philip Lowe has signalled he won't wait.
The so-called 'Australian model' of 'asset recycling' is no miracle cure for US infrastructure problems.