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While the lessons of the 1970s and 1980s had been learned well, it seems that little or nothing has been learned from the failures of the past decade, writes John Quiggin
THE RESERVE BANK of Australia is fifty years old, having been separated from...
The evidence doesn't support this simple equation, writes John Quiggin
THE creation of the Fair Pay Commission as part of the government’s WorkChoices legislation has led to a debate about the role of minimum wages for Australian workers. Whereas the Industrial Relations Commission set...
ONE of the enduring myths of the Australian public policy debate is the claim that the microeconomic reforms of the 1980s and 1990s have generated a surge of productivity growth. This claim is constantly used as a basis for suggesting that, whatever the problem, the...
We will find ways of getting by without cheap oil and coal, argues John Quiggin BACK in July the Howard government announced, with some fanfare, the formation of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development, a six-country agreement presented variously as an alternative or a complement...