Australian politics, society & culture

Economics

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House prices, insecure work and growing debts … Who can afford a stake in today’s society?
By Richard Denniss
It’s time to take the four-day work week seriously
By Emma Dawson
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The overworked, underpaid, cash-in-hand worker is becoming increasingly common
By Ann Arnold
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James Packer has been down, but he’s not out
By Richard Cooke
James Lovatt
Lovatts Crosswords gave its profits to employees. What went wrong?
By Richard Cooke
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A region returns to earth
By Hamish McDonald
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Australia’s car industry has met policy failure head-on
By Richard Denniss
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Malcolm Turnbull’s greatest obstacle to tax reform is close to home
By Richard Denniss
The dominance of baby boomers is becoming total
By Richard Cooke
Supermarket in Oregon.
Paul Mason’s ‘PostCapitalism’ and the future of economics
By Scott Ludlam
Paul Keating and Bob Hawke in 1989.
Chris Bowen’s ‘The Money Men’ and the ideal treasurer
By Andrew Charlton
How long can Australia ride in the coal wagon?
By Paul Cleary
Former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis on Greece’s economic crisis
By Christos Tsiolkas
Joe Hockey, Mathias Cormann and Kelly O'Dwyer gather around the Intergenerational Report in March. © Mick Tsikas / AAP
How economic modelling is used to circumvent democracy and shut down debate
By Richard Denniss
Does the future belong to “sharing economy” companies like Uber and Airbnb?
By Linda Jaivin
The poor face onerous rules while rich corporations avoid tax with impunity
By Richard Cooke
Art and artifice in John Michael McDonagh’s ‘Calvary’
By Luke Davies

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