In his new discussion paper for the Centre for Policy Development, Fred Argy demolishes eight myths underpinning what currently passes for “fiscal conservatism” in Australia. The view that neither taxes nor public debt levels should ever increase is lazy and… more
Australians are addicted to debt but we can’t afford to keep borrowing at current levels forever, according to a new report by Centre for Policy Development fellow Dr Steve Keen.
Australians are addicted to debt but we can’t afford to keep borrowing at current levels forever. ‘Deeper in Debt’ is CPD fellow Steve Keen‘s analysis of Australia’s looming crisis in housing affordability and private debt.
In a new discussion paper, ‘The Risk Society: social democracy in an uncertain world’, CPD fellow John Quiggin examines the role of government as the ultimate risk manager. He argues that risk will be the defining concept of the 21st… more
CPD fellow John Quiggin examines the role of government as the ultimate risk manager. He argues that risk will be the defining concept of the 21st century, the way that globalisation was for the 1990s.
Dr Mark Diesendorf knows what belongs in the climate change policy toolkit. Now we just need policy makers to stop arguing about which tool is better and get on with the job.
Join Ian Dunlop, Dr John Buchanan and Dr Steve Keen tomorrow from 1-2pm as they don their stethoscopes, diagnose the diseases and scribble out some prescriptions for lasting economic health. But will Australiaâ€™s political parties take their medicine? Moderated by… more
The Emissions Trading Task Group is a creature of another age – an age before we knew just how seriously our activities were jeapardising the climate. Former senior oil & coal industry executive Ian Dunlop argues that both sides of… more
February 25th was Debt Freedom Day for 2007: the day Australia had earned enough income to fund the annual interest on its loans. The good news is that the day has finally arrived. The bad news is that it has… more