Economics

Exchange rate movements had bigger impact than a carbon price

This blog post is 9 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.The rising Australian dollar has had a bigger impact on our economy than an $85 per tonne carbon price. A new Access Economics report says: Exchange rate movements and the introduction of a carbon price are similar to the extent …

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Economic fallacies: debt

This blog post is 9 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.Following from the recent election, and all of the Tory hyperventilating about public debt, I thought I’d revisit an old post from another place that debunks some economic fallacies. The University of Newcastle has the excellent Centre of Full Employment …

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Great news for Tony Abbott: Liberals’ economic credibility trashed

This blog post is 9 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.The Newspoll before the election has great news for Tony Abbott: the Liberals’ lead in polling on the economy has been trashed by Abbott’s economic innumeracy. For the last three weeks, Tony Abbott has refused to accept a debate with …

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The Robin Hood Tax

This blog post is 10 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.I’ve just been reading Bows against the Barons, by Geoffrey Trease, which has a pre-socialist Robin Hood leads the Merry Men and the townsfolk of Nottingham into a revolt against the lords of Britain. Now, I’ve finally gotten around to …

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Labor must assert its economic credentials

This blog post is 11 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.The recent spate of reporting of polls demonstrates that Labor must continue to assert its strong nation building narrative and economic credentials. Labor and Kevin Rudd correctly judged the public’s mood by decrying the excesses of extreme capitalism and neoliberalism, …

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