Taxing super profits sounds like a a good idea, but it’s hard to get right and there might be better ways to get more company tax.
Governments are spending at unprecedented levels. Where does this money come from, and are governments saddling young people with too much debt?
OzSAGE's first recommendations deal with ventilation and the measures that will have to accompany widespread vaccination.
Most kids will be unvaccinated if schools in the two largest states re-open in term 4. There may still be community transmission, but there are measures we can take to shield kids from the virus.
Australia could again fall into the trap of false economies by opening up too soon.
The unemployment decline isn’t as impressive as it first appears, and wages growth remains sluggish.
The independence of Australia’s central bank doesn’t make it infallible. It should welcome peer review.
Ironically, it is the “ivory-tower” economists who tend to do the most interesting, and valuable, work.
Uber’s downsides are well publicised, but it may have a big social benefit in helping to reduce the incidence of drunk driving.
The last time Australia's unemployment rate was below 5% was June 2011.