Opinion

Big Short

Michael Burry was right about the bubble that caused the Global Financial Crisis. He's wrong about the next bubble being passive investment.

drug testing

We need to look at what's behind arguments for and against drug testing welfare recipients to avoid repeating the same debate, over and over.

Wall Street

Most of Australia's biggest companies are majority-owned by US investors. This concentration of overt foreign influence should concern us.

document

The Institute for Health and Welfare issued an "errata" to correct statements about inequality that were perfectly correct.

Melbourne

More than good management and more than good luck, we've been blessed by delightfully fortunate timing.

warehouse

The government can help boost business investment, but it would take a boost in government investment and would keep the budget in deficit.

sydney sunset

The research has been done. The evidence is in. We know how to create cities that are sustainable, liveable and affordable. But we have yet to apply that knowledge widely across Australian cities.

wealth inequality

Freedom of Information documents show the Bureau of Statistics spent a good deal of effort toning down news of rising inequality. The Productivity Commission seems to have been at it too.

hurricane

At best, setting off a nuclear bomb inside a hurricane will do nothing, and at worst it will spread radioactive fallout around the world.

apartments

Unsafe apartments are being evacuated as confidence plummets – even the author of a report commissioned by building ministers wouldn't buy a new apartment. What will it take for governments to act?

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