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Our continued recovery depends on how much we spend and how quickly we get the vaccine.

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The Reserve Bank should stick to its guns. Australia's economy still needs all the support it can get.

Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen is the perfect choice to tackle the worst economic crisis in a century, and the problems that lie beyond.

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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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