The idea there is no government fate worse than debt is misleading at best.
Charter of Budget Honesty aside, we can expect assumptions that stretch credulity so the Australian government can maintain its surplus forecast.
Australia's secret weapon has been faith in market outcomes combined with a strong social safety set.
The Reserve Bank of Australia says it's prepared to ease monetary policy further if needed to stimulate the economy. But is the policy working when interests rates are so low?
Record low interest rates will almost certainly drive up property prices. But they will also drive down unemployment and boost investment generally.
It will take skilled diplomacy for Australia to keep both China and the US happy, but it is important to do so.
The mess made of National Broadband Network was entirely predictable. Politicians forgot three basic lessons from economics.
Michael Burry was right about the bubble that caused the Global Financial Crisis. He's wrong about the next bubble being passive investment.
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.
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