Aussie economy

Is the Aussie Economy Faking It?

You may have noticed that things have been pretty good lately. The economy is booming. Unemployment is down. And market sentiment is, generally, pretty cheerful. Overall, Australia has been a place of sunshine and financial…

Surprise Attack

Ever since June 1991 — our last official recession — the textbook approach to generating GDP growth has been to encourage households to borrow to ‘get the economy moving’. Our economic ‘success’ has really been…

Why US Tariffs Won’t Affect China

The US is the world’s largest steel importer. But, as reported by The Australian Financial Review, aluminium US exports make up 2.1% of China’s production. The truth is that the new tariffs won’t affect China…

What the RBA Gets Wrong About Wages

The issue of stagnant wage increases is finally getting the attention it deserves, both in the mainstream and from the Reserve Bank of Australia. Since 2015, there’s been an optimism at the RBA that as…

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