Technological change has always destroyed jobs. But now automation and artificial intelligence are drying up the options for those displaced.
The idea there is no government fate worse than debt is misleading at best.
Charter of Budget Honesty aside, we can expect assumptions that stretch credulity so the Australian government can maintain its surplus forecast.
The skills children learn at school have dramatic implications for their own future and the nation's productivity, living standards and income inequality.
The Reserve Bank of Australia says it's prepared to ease monetary policy further if needed to stimulate the economy. But is the policy working when interests rates are so low?
Other measures might raise as much as her proposed wealth tax, but Democratic front-runner Elizabeth Warren likes big gestures.
The inquiry will find we force workers to sacrifice income, pay tens of billions in super tax concessions, and still pay out one in every ten dollars of government earnings on pensions.
Record low interest rates will almost certainly drive up property prices. But they will also drive down unemployment and boost investment generally.
It will take skilled diplomacy for Australia to keep both China and the US happy, but it is important to do so.
The mess made of National Broadband Network was entirely predictable. Politicians forgot three basic lessons from economics.