A viable economic strategy must be founded on a general disposition in favour of competitive markets, writes Michael Keating. But markets can be managed by governments in ways that increase the capacity of government to achieve a more compassionate and… more
Environment policy making is an art, not a science, writes Kathleen Broderick. It’s time to move beyond paint-by-numbers and create great works of policy that will be admired by future generations.
The Centre for Policy Development invites you to contribute to a series of articles and discussion papers looking at how we can move beyond our current impasse on environmental policy. This series will attempt to unearth the basic principles that… more
Last week Nicholas Gruen argued that the Australia Institute’s Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) was systematically biased towards pessimism about our economic welfare. This week he looks at how the GPI might be broadened.
Nicholas Gruen likes the Australia Institute’s attempt to create a broader measure of economic wellbeing but is disappointed by the Genuine Progress Indicator’s left-handed approach to accounting.
The outlook for the Australian economy beyond the short term is, we believe, cause for concern. James Arvanitakis and Lee Rhiannon discuss this country’s reliance on the volatile resources sector as the engine of economic growth at the expense of… more