Richard Denniss

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25 ENTRIES Richard Denniss is the chief economist at The Australia Institute.



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Politics

The needle and the damage done

The federal government’s handling of the pandemic has been the worst public policy screw-up in Australian history

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Politics

Roll out the pork barrels

Why politicians love being caught rorting in their electorates

Image of Josh Frydenberg and Scott Morrison

Politics

Ignoring the gap

The budget shows that the government is not interested in lifting women out of poverty

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Society

Which jobs and what growth?

We need to talk about the economy

Politics

Fear of spending

So what is MMT and why should you care?

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Politics

Weal of fortune

Rebuilding the economy means government investment, but not all public spending is equal

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Super heroes or super villains?

How the secretive trillionaire superannuation funds are using your money to reshape capitalism

Image of Bill Shorten on election night, May 18 2019

Politics

The Morrison election: What we know now

Why did low-income voters turn to the Coalition while wealthy urbanites voted Labor?

Politics

What the government thinks you’re worth

Our nation’s economists have a price on your head, dead or alive

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Politics

Labor’s great big new tax plan

Bill Shorten wants to reframe how we tackle the budget

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Politics

Dead Right

How neoliberalism redefined growth in the ugliest of ways – a Quarterly Essay extract

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Politics

Why Adani won’t die

The Carmichael coalmine is as much about symbols and interests as it is about jobs and money

Society

Curing Affluenza

Sensible economics made simple – a Richard Denniss book extract

Jeff Fisher Illustration

Politics

Canberra needs a watchdog

Who is keeping an eye on our federal politicians?

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Politics

Grandfathering the Australian dream

House prices, insecure work and growing debts … Who can afford a stake in today’s society?

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