Richard Denniss is the chief economist at the Australia Institute.
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What the government thinks you’re worth
Our nation’s economists have a price on your head, dead or alive
How neoliberalism redefined growth in the ugliest of ways – a Quarterly Essay extract
Labor’s great big new tax plan
Bill Shorten wants to reframe how we tackle the budget
Why Adani won’t die
The Carmichael coalmine is as much about symbols and interests as it is about jobs and money
Sensible economics made simple – a Richard Denniss book extract
Canberra needs a watchdog
Who is keeping an eye on our federal politicians?
Grandfathering the Australian dream
House prices, insecure work and growing debts … Who can afford a stake in today’s society?
The energy crisis is all about politics rather than supply
A big dump
Why is the South Australian government so enthused about a nuclear waste dump?
Feeding the beast
Billion-dollar burnouts keep emissions rising
The message was clear
Brexit, Trump and the federal election show how the old categories of left and right are crumbling
Australia’s car industry has met policy failure head-on
The revolting backbench
Malcolm Turnbull’s greatest obstacle to tax reform is close to home
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