ECONOMICS EDITOR, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Saturday, June 27, 2020
We should get a fair share of foreign investors' profits
Australia has been a recipient of foreign investment in almost every year since the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. Yet for much of that...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Morrison moves the deck chairs on the hulk of our universities
A new rule of politics seems to be that no matter how badly the pollies have stuffed up some area of government responsibility, they can alw...
Monday, June 22, 2020
Wage tribunal saves employers (and us) from their own folly
Sometimes if you really want to help somebody, you do them a favour and don’t do what they ask you to. The employer groups begged the Fair ...
Saturday, June 20, 2020
A recovery won’t get us out of the low-growth trap
The most useful insights in economics are deceptively simple. The most widely relevant is the idea of “opportunity cost” – whatever you choo...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Economy's need may run second to Morrison's spending hang-ups
Looking back, Scott Morrison's response to the coronavirus has been masterful on the medical side and, on the economic side, his willing...
Monday, June 15, 2020
Morrision's report: high marks so far, but now the hard part
There are more ways than one for Scott Morrison still to stuff up the virus crisis. And in seeking to avoid such a calamity he’d do well to ...
Saturday, June 13, 2020
The tables have turned in our economic dealings with the world
If you know your economic onions, you know that our economy has long run a deficit in trade with the rest of the world which, when you add o...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Time to dig deep for those who haven't had a good crisis
Do the initials EOFY mean anything to you? It’s a relatively new abbreviation, but it’s become so widely used by marketers anxious to squeez...
Monday, June 8, 2020
Economy to blame for part of the expected budget blowout
When you ask people who work in the House with the Flag on Top why the budget deficit has gone up or gone down, most will tell you it’s gon...
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Virus lockdown pushes already weak economy into recession
If you needed the news that the economy contracted in the March quarter or Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s official admission that, because Trea...
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