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Australia faces a carbon tax being imposed on it by its trading partners. It's time to get ahead of the curve.

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A high unemployment rate isn't just bad for individuals without a job, and the costs aren't just financial.

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There's a strong case for more strategic local manufacturing. There's little case for making cars and trains in Australia.

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The closer to the election you can drop a bombshell, the better, right? Not necessarily.

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Making Google and Facebook pay Australian news publishers might be good politics, but it is odd economics.

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Firms should attempt to maximise profits, but if shareholders want it, there's no reason why they can't have other goals.

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Yo-yoing lockdowns are costly and to be avoided if at all possible. Here is what we can do to dramatically improve testing and tracing.

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Most recessions are caused by an overreaction to too much inflation. This one is because we are not spending.

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The AMP saga, and new research, shows the power of 'shareholder voice'.

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The Reserve Bank Australia has exhausted the limits of monetary policy, There's no magic pudding, says governor Philip Lowe.

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