The state of budget-balance fetishism in Australia means political leaders promise to balance the budget, no matter what.
When the Reserve Bank considers the numbers around inflation, it knows it has little choice but to act, says Professor Richard Holden.
The media loves a victim, but sympathy for someone who won't spend what they've got because they're saving for their children is taking it too far.
Inflation has barely been within the Governor Philip Lowe's target band his entire time in office. Zero inflation means he should cut now, before the election.
When the Australian cricket team got caught in a ball-tampering racket, there were consequences. Our politicians do something similar, but get a pass.
Governments are addicted to tax revenue from harmful activities. It is stopping them from doing what is in society's best interests.
UNSW Business School experts have analysed the government's pre-election budget in the annual BusinessThink Budget Briefing.
Peter Costello's Future Fund is funding the apparent elimination of government debt.
What if we were part-paid in something that was like shares in the firm we worked for, except better? It might give us better pay rises.
Josh Frydenberg wants to leave mortgage broker commissions unchanged for three years. It's hard to see why.