Richard Holden

greens leader adam bandt at a lectern saying 'green new deal'

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.

Three young adults one wears a protective face mask

Governments are spending at unprecedented levels. Where does this money come from, and are governments saddling young people with too much debt?

people in railway square tunnel

OzSAGE's first recommendations deal with ventilation and the measures that will have to accompany widespread vaccination.

child in classroom raising their hand, wearing a mask

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.

vaccination hub

Australia could again fall into the trap of false economies by opening up too soon.

masked people on a walk

The unemployment decline isn’t as impressive as it first appears, and wages growth remains sluggish.

Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe

The independence of Australia’s central bank doesn’t make it infallible. It should welcome peer review.

people look in amazement at a crystal ball

Ironically, it is the “ivory-tower” economists who tend to do the most interesting, and valuable, work.

a woman in a city at night waves to her ride share vehicle

Uber’s downsides are well publicised, but it may have a big social benefit in helping to reduce the incidence of drunk driving.

sydney harbour bridge surrounded by fog

The last time Australia's unemployment rate was below 5% was June 2011.

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