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'A national fixation with simplistic concepts of “international competitiveness”, “exports”, “growth”, and “jobs”.'
Australia's stock reform rhetoric is dangerous neo-mercantilist nonsense, says Ken Henry.    

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5 Sep 2014
His data set was heard round the world. Politico Magazine’s Michael Hirsh catches up with him.
You don’t expect conservative governments to believe in much, but this government doesn't even believe in thrift.
4 Sep 2014
Paul Keating monsters the government's superannuation policy.
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2 Sep 2014
Jenny Grounds has questions for the Labor leader.
"I looked up to see this poster while phoning into a cabinet meeting at the height of the GFC from the basement of the son of a senior official'.
2 Sep 2014
Tanya Plibersek launches Wayne Swan's memoir.
Five Nobel winners assess the global economy in the birthday issue of F&D.
1 Sep 2014
What does Paul Krugman think is the biggest problem facing the world economy?
'The star of this government’s sitcom is none other than "No Average Joe".'
29 Aug 2014
Bill Shorten riffs on the government's greatest hits so far.

Papers

2 Sep 2014
Christopher Sheil recalls an old war, when Australia saved the day.
23 Aug 2014
Has Australia arrived at a turning-point, asks Frank Stilwell.
3 Aug 2014
Australia's egalitarian ethos is endangered, warns Andrew Leigh.
30 Jun 2014
What do we really know about wealth inequality in Australia?
8 Jun 2014
Piketty's vector points toward distribution, Marx's toward production, explains Russell Jacoby.
30 May 2014
The more inclusive the economy, the less elusive the gains, argues Christine Lagarde.