Richard Holden


The US has held off on raising rates, as the world waits to see which way the Brexit vote will go, writes Richard Holden.

school funding

US research clearly shows how better results can be achieved, and it’s not all about throwing more money at education, writes Richard Holden.

full steam

Small businesses are important employers. But they pale in comparison to big business in the numbers of new jobs they've created in the past five years, writes Richard Holden.


Depressing labour market news out of the United States last Saturday framed another concerning week of economic data and decisions, writes Richard Holden. 

empty purse

GDP is not as good as it looks, apartments are skewing building numbers, and US consumers are displaying fake confidence, writes Richard Holden.


Worse-than-expected business investment in both manufacturing and mining provides another nod towards secular stagnation, writes Richard Holden.

shopping trolly

We are still learning the rules of the “secularly stagnant” global economy, and where we might be headed, writes Richard Holden.

golden egg

Are the optimistic growth projections in the budget a work of fantasy, asks Richard Holden.


This is a budget riddled with shabby timing tricks masquerading as good economic policy, writes Richard Holden.

flat tyre

Australia's "deflation" shock makes for higher expectations of a budget day rate cut, writes Richard Holden.