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IAN McAULEY. Reclaiming the ideas of economics

Against all evidence there is a widespread belief that the Coalition is more competent in economic management than Labor. In part this is because it has appropriated the language of economics to suit its own ideological agenda.

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OLIVER FRANKEL AND SUSAN RYAN. Monthly digest on housing affordability and homelessness – July/Aug 2019

This is a monthly digest of interesting articles, research reports, policy announcements and other material relevant to housing stress/affordability and homelessness – with hypertext links to the relevant source.

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IAN McAULEY.  Tuvalu, climate change and Westminster

The conventional wisdom is that Morrison’s intransigence on climate change, which has badly damaged our relations in the Pacific, is due to the arithmetic of his slim parliamentary majority. But why do we have to assume that our two-party “Westminster” … Continue reading

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IAN McAULEY. Why do we trust our economy to this mob?

The Australian economy is in recession. Rather than heeding sound advice from the Reserve Bank the Coalition’s response is to sacrifice responsible economic management for an opportunity to embarrass Labor and to bully the Senate.

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JOHN WILLOUGHBY. Reflections on the average health of average people

I’m writing this, in the concluding years of a career in neurology and neuroscience, concerned for humanity. What do I conclude about the human condition at this time? In a nutshell: we are what we are: overbreeding mammals headed for … Continue reading

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MARK BUCKLEY. The climate is now personal for us all

When the last tree is cut, the last river poisoned, and the last fish dead, we will discover that we can’t eat money.

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IAN McAULEY.  Don’t call economic reform “class war”

Those who accuse Labor of having engaged in “class warfare” in its election campaign are trying to stymie economically responsible taxation reform and to deflect attention from the corrupting influence of big money on our democracy.

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IAN McAULEY. It’s not about “left-right”: it’s the economy

Some see Australia’s election from a traditional “left-right” perspective, but that frame is meaningless. Labor should be guided by principles of good economic policy, in contrast to the Coalition’s policy of thwarting necessary economic adjustment.   

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IAN McAULEY.  No wonder the real-estate agents went against Labor

A glance at movements in share prices since the election shows who expects to do well out of the Coalition’s win. (Spoiler –  it’s the finance sector.)

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ABUL RIZVI: Morrison’s budget plan was far riskier than Shorten’s

Bill Shorten and the mainstream media failed to explain that Scott Morrison’s alternative tax and budget plan was the far higher risk option. It requires record levels of population growth over the next ten years – over 4.5 million more … Continue reading

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IAN MCAULEY.  Dutton knew what he was doing when he booted out Turnbull

Australia’s Trump/Brexit moment came on Saturday night, when Antony Green called the election for Morrison.

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