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Ian McAuley

About Ian McAuley

Ian McAuley is a retired lecturer in public finance at the University of Canberra and a Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development.

SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND 

What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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IAN McAULEY.  Economic reflections on the lockdown

Changes in behaviour during the lockdown reveal the limitations of economic indicators.

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SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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IAN McAULEY. A little more coronavirus arithmetic

Here’s a little help in understanding that magic figure – the “R” value.

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SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND 

What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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IAN McAULEY. Arithmetic supports a policy of eradicating coronavirus

The numbers behind the spread of coronavirus in Australia are promising, but we should wait some time before considering any relaxation of social distancing and other restrictions.  

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SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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IAN McAULEY. We should be thankful that Morrison wasn’t our PM in 1939.

In his gauche handling of the coronavirus situation, Morrison has once again proven himself  incapable of understanding the task of leadership in a democracy.

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SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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IAN MCAULEY. The Reserve Bank’s interest rate cut – a futile gesture?

Interest rate cuts in May, July and October last year have done little to stimulate our sick economy. Why should Tuesday’s cut be any different?

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SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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IAN McAULEY.  In defence of Bridget McKenzie

In the court of public opinion Bridget McKenzie has become the scapegoat for systemic poor administration.

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SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

What people in other forums are saying about public policy

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SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

We’re back, with links to writings, broadcasts and happenings over the last three weeks.

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Below is the last Saturday entry for 2019.  We’ll be back on Saturday 11 January.

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IAN McAULEY. Reclaiming the ideas of economics: Leadership

In dealing with economic problems requiring adaptive change we shouldn’t look to so-called “leaders”. We need leadership.  There is a profound difference.

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SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

A regular collection of links to writings and broadcasts in other media

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IAN McAULEY. Reclaiming the ideas of economics: Capitalism

Economics and public policy are influenced by a nineteenth century model of capital, and therefore of capitalism, that is no longer fit for purpose.

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