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The great wealth redistribution

The repressive regulation of unions has decimated employee bargaining power, leaving wages going nowhere

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The changing climate of risk

Financial institutions, investment funds and governments are being held to account over the costs of climate change

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Which jobs and what growth?

We need to talk about the economy

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And now for something completely indifferent

The Morrison government is yet to fully realise that sidelining the arts hurts the economy

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The budget that wasn’t

What if Frydenberg had actually created a budget for the times?

Fear of spending

So what is MMT and why should you care?

In the red

Inside the modern debt-collection industry

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Our debt to David Graeber

The anthropologist’s ideas about finance are just as relevant as ever

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Report from India: Tracing Gautam Adani’s ruthless ambition

The parallel rise of the coal baron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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How Australia’s coal madness led to Adani

The real reasons keeping the Carmichael mine alive