Good decisions can be systematised. We are tantalisingly close, but there’s work to do yet.
Without academic freedom and rule of law it’s hard to see how China’s economy can continue to grow so fast.
When COVID-19 struck, Australia’s Treasury didn’t have the luxury of years of work, refinement and debate to develop JobKeeper. It had to perform battlefield surgery.
From higher mortgages to hoarding outdated technologies, how will the government’s current stance on climate change affect the economy for Australians?
The US debt ceiling is a form of self-delusion: a limit imposed on a borrower by the borrower itself. Australia had one until the Coalition and the Greens abolished it.
Chinese authorities have an intriguing, if troubling, option in handling the Evergrande crisis.
Disclosure requirements work, forcing companies to own up to their customers and investors.
Australia faces economic problems down the road if three big, structural reform areas – housing affordability, the tax mix, and decarbonisation – are not addressed.
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?