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A Greek tragedy—The failure of European political economy under crisis
Four excellent articles in The Conversation  on the absurd outcome emerging in the European debt crisis. The articles neatly tie together most of the different aspects of eurozone policy and the Greek debt crisis. How the hard-line approach taken by the IMF...
Four excellent articles in The Conversation on the absurd outcome emerging in the European debt crisis. The articles neatly tie together most of the different aspects of eurozone policy and the Greek debt crisis. How the har...
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David Ingles and Miranda Stewart (both from the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU) write in The Conversation that anecdotal evidence of pensioners significantly changing their lifestyle behaviour is a rational response to the recent Budget changes to ...
David Ingles and Miranda Stewart (both from the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU) write in The Conversation that anecdotal evidence of pensioners significantly changing their lifestyle behaviour is a rational response ...
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How will a 40% cut in Australian aid affect Indonesia?
Don K. Marut (Lecturer in International Relations at Bina Nusantara University) writes in The Conversation that a huge cut in Australian development assistance to Indonesia will not be a big issue for most ministries, since the aid funds are mostly only for...
Don K. Marut (Lecturer in International Relations at Bina Nusantara University) writes in The Conversation that a huge cut in Australian development assistance to Indonesia will not be a big issue for most ministries, since t...
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Inequality arises from submitting to rent-seeking, more so than unequal exposure to economic progress
Writing in The Conversation ,  Gigi Foster (Associate Professor, UNSW Australian Business School) and  Paul Frijters (Economics Professor, University of Queensland) argue that political science may be better than economics at explaining rising income inequa...
Writing in The Conversation, Gigi Foster (Associate Professor, UNSW Australian Business School) and Paul Frijters (Economics Professor, University of Queensland) argue that political science may be better than economics at ex...
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High youth unemployment can’t be blamed on wages
Raja
Junankar (Honorary Professor at the University of NSW) has written an excellent
analysis of youth unemployment. He demonstrates that there is no evidence to
support the view that youth unemployment is caused by high wages or by high
unemployment benefi...
Raja Junankar (Honorary Professor at the University of NSW) has written an excellent analysis of youth unemployment. He demonstrates that there is no evidence to support the view that youth unemployment is caused by high wage...
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John Freebairn (Professor of Economics at the University of
Melbourne) has written a useful short note on how the GST allocation process
works and the context for WA’s small share. This article was originally
published in  The
Conversation  on 17 April 2015...
John Freebairn (Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne) has written a useful short note on how the GST allocation process works and the context for WA’s small share. This article was originally published in The...
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Boats secrecy leads to bad policy without democratic accountability
Alex Reilly ( Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, University of Adelaide) writes in The Conversation that there is  confusion about the role of government, and the role of information in holding the government to account. The agencies of th...
Alex Reilly (Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, University of Adelaide) writes in The Conversation that there is confusion about the role of government, and the role of information in holding the government ...
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FactCheck: Is BHP Billiton Australia’s largest taxpayer, averaging $8-10b in tax a year?
Finally—an independent analysis, setting the record straight on corporate taxes paid. Roman Lanis and Ross McClure (both of UTS and reviewed by Rick Krever from Monash University) write in The Conversation that the claims of BHP Billiton in respect of its t...
Finally—an independent analysis, setting the record straight on corporate taxes paid. Roman Lanis and Ross McClure (both of UTS and reviewed by Rick Krever from Monash University) write in The Conversation that the claims of ...
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Australian clemency appeals to Indonesia hampered by hypocrisy
Amy Maguire (Lecturer in International Law at University of Newcastle) writes in The Conversation that Australia’s contrasting approaches to capital punishment and the treatment of asylum seekers raise questions about Australia's commitment to human rights ...
Amy Maguire (Lecturer in International Law at University of Newcastle) writes in The Conversation that Australia’s contrasting approaches to capital punishment and the treatment of asylum seekers raise questions about Austral...
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Treasury tax paper ignores virtually every new idea in tax policy since the 1970s
John Quiggin writes ( The Guardian , 31 March 2015) that the worthwhile ideas in Re:think on tax are right out of the 1975 Asprey report on taxation reform. This paper, boldly entitled Re:think, promises something new, more appropriate to the changing world...
John Quiggin writes (The Guardian, 31 March 2015) that the worthwhile ideas in Re:think on tax are right out of the 1975 Asprey report on taxation reform. This paper, boldly entitled Re:think, promises something new, more ...
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The redrawn map of the Middle East is fraying at the borders
Yaroslav Trofimov writes ( The
Wall Street Journal , April 16, 2015) has written a fascinating summary
of the way in which the borders of the Middle East were redrawn with the
collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the First World War, with implicatio...
Yaroslav Trofimov writes (The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2015) has written a fascinating summary of the way in which the borders of the Middle East were redrawn with the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the Fi...
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Alan Fenna (Professor of Politics at Curtin University)
notes that the latest bout of federal interference from Commonwealth Ministers in the GST distribution debate is
tantamount to bullying WA to accept the federal government’s push for
privatisation of s...
Alan Fenna (Professor of Politics at Curtin University) notes that the latest bout of federal interference from Commonwealth Ministers in the GST distribution debate is tantamount to bullying WA to accept the federal governme...
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