Malign Money

In the third and final instalment of his series on the economics of wellbeing, Geoff Davies takes on the monetary system and argues that that our debt-burdened money supply is distorting and destabilising the economy.

Dysfunctional Markets

Geoff Davies explodes the myth that we should sit back and trust the market. He explains that markets rarely operate the way that standard economic theory says they will and that speculation destabilises markets and siphons wealth away from themore

How to Support Starving Artists

Ben Eltham calls for an urgent rebalancing of our cultural investment away from big organizations and towards the creative human capital of our sector. At present individual artists receive 6.3% of Australia Council grant funding, with the rest going tomore

The Right to Politically Protest

The right to strike in political protest is a legitimate human right that should be protected in law, writes Chris White. White explains the importance of this right to freedom of association and expression and to preserving human dignity. Hemore

Policy snapshots

Every fortnight the Centre for Policy Development Policy will link to recently published items – reports, commentaries, discussion papers or submissions to parliamentary inquiries – that inject bright ideas into current policy debates. This fortnight's pick: Striking a balance betweenmore