“I studied economics to better understand the world and equip me with better tools to serve society”

Prof Anis Chowdhury, an Associate of the Centre for Future Work, was recently appointed Emeritus Professor at Western Sydney University, in honour of his decades of influential work in progressive macroeconomics and development economics. Prof Chowdhury’s address on occasion of his installment provides an overview of his evolution as a progressive economist and significant impact on global policy:

May 2024

The Assange litmus test and the fight to shape a future Trump administration

by Emma Shortis

Who would have thought that the legal and personal travails of Julian Assange, the Australian citizen whom US authorities are invested in prosecuting and jailing for the rest of his life without deep consideration of his fundamental rights, would become a lightning rod for former President Trump’s re-election hopes?

Australian Parliament House is seen behind a ‘Pay Here’ sign at a parking pay station in Canberra, Saturday, October 14, 2023. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

Six ways the government can reduce inflation in next week’s budget

by Matt Grudnoff

It is often said that the only way to reduce inflation is by higher interest rates. That’s not true – the government can also reduce inflation and cost of living pressures

The debate about inflation, interest rates, and the cost of living is broken.

by Matt Grudnoff

Spreading fear about inflation not falling fast enough distorts the true picture

April 2024

Private schools, public subsidies: with $50k fees per child per year, how can tax breaks be justified?

Private schools are competing to see who can boast the most luxurious accoutrements, and the tax-deductions they can claim on constructing buildings are helping them do it. The Scots College is awaiting construction of its new library, which will resemble a Scottish Baronial castle. At one point, they had a hypoxic chamber for altitude simulation sports training. Newington College

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