Andrew Charlton

Andrew Charlton
Andrew Charlton is the author of Ozonomics and Fair Trade for All (with Joseph Stiglitz) and two Quarterly Essays, ‘Man-Made World’ and ‘Dragon’s Tail’. From 2008 to 2010 he was senior economic adviser to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. He is co-founder of the strategic advisory business AlphaBeta.

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Women tend a garden under the gaze of history. FROM LEFT: Hu Jintao, Jiang Zemin, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. © Reuters/Stringer Shanghai

Bitter fruits


China’s twelfth five-year plan

Lindsay Tanner at the despatch box, 25 May 2010. © Alan Porrit / AAP Image

Too much information


Lindsay Tanner’s ‘Sideshow’

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

The economic myths of Peter Costello


On 23 September 2004, three days before the launch of his re-election campaign, John Howard visited the marginal seat of Deakin in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. He wandered up and down a busy shopping strip, chatting to residents and looking …