We judge the competency of politicians by what they say and do. This creates perverse incentives for even competent politicians to refuse to admit mistakes.
This recession is not like any other in living memory. Phase one involved a massive supply shock, phase two will involve dealing with a collapse in demand.
The government must reform six key areas to kickstart the post-coronavirus economic recovery, says UNSW Business School's Richard Holden.
Can the PM take a leaf from Bill Kelty’s book on industrial relations reform and bring the trade union movement together through social solidarity?
Competition in the marketplace for ideas is different to competition in the market for ordinary goods and services. Bad ideas don't necessarily get trashed.
Any boycott of Australian goods would be harmful to Chinese consumers, says JW Nevile Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt.
We will trade, but take more account of our interests than before, and we will trust government more.
Trade boycotts do not usually work and will come at a great cost to the country imposing the ban, says international trade expert Tim Harcourt.
We've prevented many deaths, many of them at the cost of other deaths. The accounting ought to be made clear.
While a second airline is valuable to provide competition for Qantas, a government bailout of Virgin is not desirable.