March 2013

February 2013

Economics and Ethics

featuring Richard Denniss in ABC 666

What do you consider to be stealing? How much do you need to live on versus those on Newstart Allowance? Can we put a price on life? These are just some of the topics Richard has canvassed over the past 5 weeks during his ‘Economics and Ethics’ discussions with ABC 666 Canberra’s Genevieve Jacobs. It

Economics and Ethics: Rationality and choice

featuring Richard Denniss in ABC 666

Are we all rational economic thinkers? If you know what you want then who better than you to decide how much to spend on dinner and how much to spend on shoes. In the fifth installment of Richard’s ‘Economics and Ethics’ chat with ABC666 he discusses the need for the important conversation of not whether

Corporate power in Australia

featuring Richard Denniss and David Richardson in The Sydney Morning Herald

Which industries do you think are the most politically powerful in Australia? This paper examines the influence of the superannuation, mining, banking and gambling industries and concludes that perhaps the real test of power is the ability to get things done without anybody even noticing.  To download the paper, click here To read Ross Gittins’

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April 2011

The high price of ATM promiscuity

featuring Josh Fear in ABC Radio National

We take it for granted: cold, hard cash on demand. Any time. Any place. And if we can’t find an ATM operated by our own bank, then we’re prepared to throw money — big money — at whatever we can find. Whether it be a hole in the wall at our laundromat, or a free-standing

February 2011

Complementary or contradictory? An analysis of the design of climate policies in Australia

in The Age

Contrary to popular belief, the policies that are most effective in driving down greenhouse gas emissions actually raise revenue rather than cost the budget money. The Gillard Government has recently scrapped, or wound back, a range of policies designed to help reduce greenhouse gasses in order to ensure the budget returns quickly to surplus. These

December 2010

Evidence versus emotion: How do we really make financial decisions?

in The Age

A new report by The Australia Institute reveals that around one in three Australians are regularly putting one or more everyday bills like utilities, car rego and groceries on their credit card but not paying the balance off in full each month. Categorised as ‘playing catch-up’, these people face higher rates of interest on household

November 2010

August 2010

Once more with feeling

in The Brisbane Times

Principles for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the wellbeing of most Australians Despite much of the election being allegedly fought on ‘economic management’ neither the ALP nor the Coalition were asked to explain how it was that they simultaneously claimed to be ‘good economic managers’ yet were determined to ignore all economic evidence about

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