The fate of the last three prime ministers is intimately linked to their failure to explain the rapidly changing economic fortunes of this country.
Australia’s multi-decade boom in living standards is now confirmed as over. All the economic indicators and … Read more
Financial System Inquiry skewers housing speculation
A week is a long time in mainstream economic “analysis”. If the recent release of the final report from the Financial System Inquiry (the Murray inquiry) has not made you sit up and take … Read more
There seems to finally be an emerging awareness amongst traditional media in Australia of the intractable problem caused by our epic housing bubble coinciding with the end of the commodities and mining investment boom. In the words of certain pundits … Read more
Rational Radical is a blog dedicated to alternative evidence-based analysis and commentary on Australian political economy. Like many other under-represented Australians, my chief concern is our failure to pursue a genuinely progressive reform agenda, a failure which will eventually and … Read more